Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 4.0 Day 61

24 May 2020, Surat. Surat in Lockdown 4.0 Surat along with other major cities in India which are affected by corona severely have been under Lockdown 4.0 making it around 61 days now from the start since 25 March 2020. After the initial worry and hustle, slowly the city along with the administrators got holdContinue reading “Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 4.0 Day 61”

Skygazing : Stars visible on 21st May 2020 in Surat

7:50 PM Surat SPICA shines bright in the Virgo constellation. It appears high in the east sky. Other stars of Virgo are not yet visible. The sky is light violet blue and turning dark slowly. PROCYON in the Canis Minor constellation is visible bright at this time. It is high in the west sky andContinue reading “Skygazing : Stars visible on 21st May 2020 in Surat”

Skygazing : See Crescent Moon in Surat

Look at the beauty of Crescent Moon and fall in love with skygazing. First glimpse of Crescent Moon marks the end of fasting month – Ramadan. WHEREIn Surat, IndiaCo-ordinates are 21.1 ° N latitude 72.8° E longitude WHEN21st May 2020 to 25th May 2020 WHAT YOU CAN SEE Crescent Moon WHAT YOU NEEDSense of Direction, Observation Skills & Patience a lot of it. DATEContinue reading “Skygazing : See Crescent Moon in Surat”

Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 3.0 Day 54

17 May 2020, Surat. Surat in Lockdown 3.0 Surat along with other major cities in India which are affected by corona severely have been under Lockdown 3.0 making it around 54 days now from the start since 25 March 2020. After the initial worry and hustle, slowly the city along with the administrators got holdContinue reading “Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 3.0 Day 54”

Skygazing : Top 20 bright stars in night sky

Some stars are brighter than others. Stars are classified according to their apparent brightness in the magnitude of -6 to 6. Negative values indicate brightest. Sun has a magnitude of -26 or so. While Venus has magnitude of -4 making it the brightest object after Sun and Moon. Let’s check which stars are visible inContinue reading “Skygazing : Top 20 bright stars in night sky”

Skygazing : Apparent motion of the stars

Earth revolves around the Sun and rotates on its own axis. Moon revolves around the Earth. Since Earth rotates on its axis from West to East, the sky appears to move from East to West. This can be seen easily with the movement of Sun and Moon across the sky during the span of hours.Continue reading “Skygazing : Apparent motion of the stars”