Daily Archives: January 21, 2015

Total Solar Eclipse

A┬ásolar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. (Definition from wikipedia) Total solar eclipse is pretty rare, only about once a year. This only happens when: 1. There is a New Moon, 2. The Moon is… Continue reading

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StarMap 3D+

In the spirit of being in an astronomy class, I felt inclined to download a stargazing app onto my phone. StarMap3D+ was recommended by a multitude of people to me, so I downloaded it. The app costs $2.99 in the Apple App Store, but it is worth it if you want a quality stargazing app… Continue reading StarMap 3D+ Continue reading

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Blog #1 Space is Mind Blowing!

It is weird to think that we are all made of little particles that exploded in supernovas. Like how were we even created? It blows my mind. I was looking up some fun facts about space, and I came across an article that talked about Saturn, and I learned that Saturn has such a low […] Continue reading

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Star size comparison

Here’s a video about the size of planets and stars. Comparing to the size of Earth, the size of a single person is so tiny that even 70 billion people cannot completely occupy the whole land of Earth. However, when it comes to the scale of the universe, Earth is obscure. From the video linked… Continue reading

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BLOG#2 LOOK AT THE SKY

As now it is winter recently, Orion (actually part of Orion which looks like a large sandglass) (PS: I took a picture of Orion but it was too dim to be seen.) becomes the most visible constellation during nighttime on the sky. Sometimes the tail of Ursa Major is also visible when the sky is … Continue reading BLOG#2 LOOK AT THE SKY Continue reading

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