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Venus encounters the moon before dawn

October 8, 2015 | By | 2 Comments

Thanks to The Conversation website for permission to reproduce this article. Article written by: Tanya Hill, Museum Victoria Before sunrise this Friday, October 9, Venus will briefly hide behind the moon, as seen from central and eastern Australia. This rare event is known as a Lunar Occultation of Venus. For about an hour, the […]

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Download a ‘9 March 2016 Partial Solar Eclipse’ poster

September 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 27 September 2015) The only solar eclipse visible from Australia in 2016 will occur on the morning of Wednesday 9 March. Residents of Northern Australia will be treated to a partial solar eclipse. An eclipse will not occur for residents of Southern Australia (see poster for more specific information). To download the […]

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Next Solar Eclipse for Australia occurs in March 2016

September 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Page updated 6 October 2015) The next solar eclipse visible from Australia will be a partial one (totality occurs North of Australia) and be visible from across Northern Australia on Wednesday 9 March 2016. A poster about this eclipse can be downloaded from my Free ‘Space posters’ page. The about image is courtesy of […]

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Solar Eclipse pinhole viewer for 10 May 2013 Solar Eclipse

December 2, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 2 December 2012) Want to observe the Friday 10 May 2013 Solar Eclipse safely but don’t have access to a specialist solar filter for your telescope or binoculars? I have prepared a solar eclipse pinhole viewer which you can freely download and use to indirectly observe the eclipse.  I have included on the […]

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When to look for the eclipse Wednesday morning

November 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 12 November) This Wednesday (14 November 2012) the Moon will briefly cover the Sun for as seen from Australia. If you are lucky enough to be in Far North Queensland, you will experience a total solar eclipse. For two minutes, the Moon will totally cover the Sun and the stars and planets […]

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Pinhole viewer for November 2012 Solar Eclipse

November 1, 2012 | By | 5 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 1 November 2012) Want to observe the Wednesday 14 November Solar Eclipse safely but don’t have access to a specialist solar filter for your telescope or binoculars? I have prepared a pinhole solar eclipse viewer which you can freely download and use to indirectly observe the eclipse. Keep in mind that even […]

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