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Have You Seen Daytime Moon?

It is considered that the Moon can be observed only at night. However, in fact, it can easily be seen in the afternoon. And by the way, this very question “why the Moon is in the sky during the day” is often asked by children who are much more observant than adults.

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Shining Circle Around the Sun or Moon: What is it?

Sometimes we can see a brightly shining circle around the Sun, the Moon, or even an artificial light source (for example, a lantern). This natural phenomenon is called “halo”. It appears because of the refraction of light in ice crystals in the upper atmosphere at an altitude of 5-10 km.

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Watching the full moon on October 31, 2020

On the last day of the month, one can observe the full moon in the sky. The ideal observation time is 14:51 (UTC). And what do people associate the full moon with? It has always been considered the most magical time of the year.

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Lunar Occultation of Venus

Lunar occultation of Venus on June 19, 2020 - don’t forget to see. On June 19, with daytime visibility, it will be possible to observe an eclipse (occultation) of Venus by the Moon. Lunar occultationr means that Venus will be completely closed by the Earth’s satellite, and then will appear again creating a beautiful light.

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Dance of Planets

On June 7 and 8 Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon will appear together in the night sky. This arrangement of three celestial bodies in the same line is called «dance of planets», and it can be well seen immediately after midnight.

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Lunar Eclipse June 5, 2020

On June 5, 2020 the second lunar eclipse of this year will be observed in the sky, which will also coincide with the full moon. The eclipse will be clearly visible in different parts of the world: the inhabitants of Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, South America and southwestern Russia will be able to observe it.

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Supermoon

Already this week, May 7, we’ll be able to observe the last Super Moon of the year. This interesting and very beautiful natural phenomenon occurs when the distance between the Moon and the Earth is reduced to the minimum.

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