Astro Events

Orionids Meteor Shower 2020 | ඔරියොනිඩ්ස් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව 2020 | ஒரையனிட்ஸ் விண்கல் மழை 2020

The Orionids meteor shower, which began on 2nd October reaches its peak on the 21st of October just after midnight. This happens when the Earth passes through the debris from Halley’s Comet. Meteors of Orionids shower are visible in both Northern and Southern hemispheres, at a Zenithal Hourly Rate(ZHR) of 15. They travel at a …

Orionids Meteor Shower 2020 | ඔරියොනිඩ්ස් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව 2020 | ஒரையனிட்ஸ் விண்கல் மழை 2020 Read More »

Mars’ Opposition | අඟහරු ප්‍රතිපක්ෂ වීම | செவ்வாய் கிரகத்தின் எதிர்நிலை

The Red Planet or Mars as referred to by many is about to make not just the closest, but the brightest approach to Earth after 2003. It is expected to be at 62.07 million kilometers away from Earth and will not be this close until the year 2035. How does this happen? Well, once in …

Mars’ Opposition | අඟහරු ප්‍රතිපක්ෂ වීම | செவ்வாய் கிரகத்தின் எதிர்நிலை Read More »