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Perseids Meteor Shower | පර්සිඩ්ස් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව

The Perseids is a major meteor shower which is one of the brightest meteor showers of the year. Perseids occur from 17th July to 24th August every year. This year, the peak of the Perseids is from the night of 12th August to the dawn of 13th August, which is best viewed after midnight. An …

Perseids Meteor Shower | පර්සිඩ්ස් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව Read More »

Strawberry Supermoon 2021 | ස්ට්රෝබෙරි සුපිරි සඳ 2021 | ஸ்ரோபரி பெரு முழுநிலவு – 2021

The full moon of the month of June is known as the Strawberry moon. The strawberry supermoon can be observed on June 25, 2021, at 00:09 (IST). This will be the last supermoon of the year which occurs a day after the moon reaches the closest point in its orbit around the Earth. “Supermoon” is …

Strawberry Supermoon 2021 | ස්ට්රෝබෙරි සුපිරි සඳ 2021 | ஸ்ரோபரி பெரு முழுநிலவு – 2021 Read More »

Summer Solstice 2021 | ගිම්හාන සූර්යාලෝකය | கோடைகால நீளப் பகல் – 2021

In 2021, the June solstice occurs on Monday, June 21, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the Winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. June solstice occurs when Earth arrives at the point in its …

Summer Solstice 2021 | ගිම්හාන සූර්යාලෝකය | கோடைகால நீளப் பகல் – 2021 Read More »

Annular Solar Eclipse | வருடாந்த சூரிய கிரகணம்

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth & the Sun. When the apparent diameter of the Moon is less than the Sun during the eclipse, it can be observed with an annularity. The first and only annular solar eclipse of 2021 will occur on Thursday, June 10 at 01:42 PM (IST). …

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Total Lunar Eclipse 2021 | පූර්ණ චන්ද්‍රග්‍රහණය | முழுச் சந்திர கிரகணம்

The Full moon of 26th May is called Super Flower Full moon, will have three celestial events at the same time according to NASA. It will be the largest and closest Full moon of the year, making it a Supermoon, a total lunar eclipse and a blood moon appear in the sky. The moon will …

Total Lunar Eclipse 2021 | පූර්ණ චන්ද්‍රග්‍රහණය | முழுச் சந்திர கிரகணம் Read More »

Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation | බුධ ග්‍රහයාගේ උච්ච වීම | உச்சபட்ச நீட்சியில் புதன்கிரகம்

Now’s the time to catch Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, before it soon flies back toward the sun. the planet swings to its greatest elongation east of the setting sun on May 17, 2021. It will be visible in the western sky, shortly after sunset above the planet Venus. Mercury initially entered …

Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation | බුධ ග්‍රහයාගේ උච්ච වීම | உச்சபட்ச நீட்சியில் புதன்கிரகம் Read More »

Eta Aquarids meteor Shower | ඒටා ඇක්වරිඩ්ස් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව | ஈடா அகுவாரிட்ஸ் விண்கல் மழை

Originating from Halley’s Comet, the Eta Aquarids meteor shower happens as Earth passes through the comet’s orbital path. It is usually active between April 19 and May 28 every year. Seeming to radiate from the Aquarius constellation, it peaks around the 5th and 6th of May this year with up to 60 meteors per hour. …

Eta Aquarids meteor Shower | ඒටා ඇක්වරිඩ්ස් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව | ஈடா அகுவாரிட்ஸ் விண்கல் மழை Read More »

The Lyrid Meteor Shower 2021 | ලයිරිඩ් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව 2021 | லிரிட் விண்கல் மழை 2021

The Annual Lyrid meteor shower is a major meteor shower which happens between January and mid-April. The Lyrids are active each year from around April 16 to 25. In this year, the Lyrids peak on the morning of April 22. Also, they can be seen the next morning, April 23. At their peak, a sky …

The Lyrid Meteor Shower 2021 | ලයිරිඩ් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව 2021 | லிரிட் விண்கல் மழை 2021 Read More »

March Equinox | වසන්ත විෂුවය | சமஇரவு நாள் | 2021

The March Equinox on March 20th marks the changing of seasons, Winter to Spring on the Northern Hemisphere and Summer to Fall on the Southern Hemisphere. The term “equinox” means “equal night”. This is one of the two days of the year when day and night are of approximately equal length. The other such day …

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The conjunction of Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter | බුධ, බ්‍රහස්පති සහ සෙනසුරු සමීප ප්‍රවේශය | புதன், சனி மற்றும் வியாழன் இணைவு

For the first time since 2015, three planets come together in the sky to form planetary conjunction. From January 8-11, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter will form a trio in the evening sky, with Mercury joining Saturn and Jupiter which are slowly drifting apart from the December 2020 Great conjunction. At 0030 hours of 11th of …

The conjunction of Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter | බුධ, බ්‍රහස්පති සහ සෙනසුරු සමීප ප්‍රවේශය | புதன், சனி மற்றும் வியாழன் இணைவு Read More »