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Category: English Astronomy Fact

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Penumbral Lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are imperfectly aligned. During the penumbral lunar eclipse, the outer shadows of Earth, called penumbra covering parts or the whole surface of the Moon, however, it is often difficult to be seen by the naked eye. The penumbra shadows are much fainter than the umbra-the…
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Dwarf Planet

The definition of dwarf planet as stated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2006 is “a celestial body orbiting a star that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity but has not cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals and is not a satellite. More explicitly, it has to have sufficient mass…
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Andromeda Galaxy

Our closest neighbor, Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object in the sky that we can see with our naked eye. This galaxy located about 2.5 million light-years away from the Earth, hence it is used by astronomers to understand the origin and evolution of such galaxies. Approximately in 4.5 billion years, astronomers expect Andromeda…
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Perigee moon or mostly known as supermoon is a new or full moon that coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit. Supermoon appears brighter and closer than normal full moon, although it is difficult to see the differences by using naked eye. This phenomena occur because of the moon’s orbit around…
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