Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – November 30, 2020 | ඡායා චන්ද්‍ර ග්‍රහණය – 2020 නොවැම්බර් මස 30 | புறநிழல் சந்திர கிரகணம் – நவம்பர் 30, 2020

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra. During this type of eclipses, the Moon will be slightly darkened. A penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible to Asia early on the morning of November 30, 2020. This will also be visible to North America, the Pacific Ocean, and northeastern Asia …

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Leonids Meteor Shower 2020 | ලියොනිඩ්ස් උල්කාපාත වර්ෂාව 2020 | லியோனிட்ஸ் விண்கல் மழை 2020

This week’s annual Leonid Meteor Shower is going to hit Earth, which peaks on the night between 17-18 November in the sky above Colombo.Leonids emerge from the Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which requires 33 years to revolve once around the sun. The Leonids originate from the constellation Leo, the lion, and hence, it has got its name …

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Close Approach of the Moon and Venus | චන්ද්‍රයා හා සිකුරු ග්‍රහයා එකිනෙක සමීප වීම | சந்திரன் மற்றும் வெள்ளியின் அண்மைய நிலைகள்

The second and the third most luminous celestial bodies: the moon and the Venus will appear closer early morning on 13th November (Friday) in the Eastern sky. The reaching of Mercury about an hour before the sunrise will grace the scenery. A picturesque view of the setting crescent moon and the dawning Venus could be …

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Uranus at Opposition | යුරේනස්ගේ ප්‍රතිපක්ෂ වීම | யுரேனஸ்ஸின் எதிர்நிலை

Uranus is about to make its closest approach to earth on 31st October, making it appear at its brightest and largest. This happens when Uranus is almost directly opposite the Sun in the sky. It will be visible between 19:16 and 04:36 when it rises to an altitude of 20° above the eastern horizon. It …

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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 …

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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 …

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Alien Planets

පෙර ලිපි වලදී පිටස්තර ග්‍රහලෝක හා ග්‍රහලෝක පද්ධති සොයා ගන්නා ආකාරය පැහැදිලි කල ද, එසේ සොයා ගන්නා ග්‍රහලෝක වර්ගීකරණය කරනා ආකාරය පැහැදිලි කිරීමක් සිදු නොවුනි. මන්දයත් සෑම අවස්ථාවකදීම කිසියම් හෝ ක්‍රමවේදයකින් සොයා ගන්නා පිටස්තර ග්‍රහලෝක එකම වර්ගයේ ඒවා නොවීමත් එලෙස වීමට කිසිදු සම්භාවිතාවක් නොමැති වීමත්ය. ඒ අනුව එක් එක් ක්‍රමවේදය මගින් අනාවරණය කර ගන්නා පිටස්තර …

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Solar Eclipses

2019 දෙසැම්බර් 26  ​​වන දින විරල  වළයාකාර සූර්යග්‍රහණයක් දිස්වේ.  සුර්යග්‍රහණය නිසි අයුරින් නරබන අන්දම  A rare annular solar eclipse will appear on December 26, 2019. How to watch the eclipse of December 26 safely . On December 26, 2019 at 26 morning from about 8:10 a.m. to 11.25 a.m.  Sri Lankan have the rare opportunity …

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