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Taiwan sees sharp rise in Covid cases, posing risk to Lunar New Year

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Taiwan has reported a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases with a cluster among workers at a factory threatening authorities’ tenuous control of an Omicron outbreak on the eve of Lunar New Year. On Saturday, Taiwan’s centre f...

Starwatch: a close lunar encounter with Pollux

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On the evening of 23 November, the moon will have a close encounter with the star Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, the twins. Pollux marks the head of one twin. The other twin is marked by the ...

‘Beaver moon’ will feature longest partial lunar eclipse in centuries

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Stargazers across North America can expect to be dazzled by a red-hued “beaver” full moon on Thursday night and into Friday morning, during the longest partial lunar eclipse in almost six centuries. Lunar eclipses hap...

‘Blood micromoon’: New Zealand to enjoy partial lunar eclipse not seen for 800 years

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New Zealanders looking to the sky on Friday night will be treated to an incredibly rare lunar spectacle, not seen in their sky in more than 800 years. The longest partial lunar eclipse visible in New Zealand since the...

Super blood moon and lunar eclipse stun spectators around the world – video

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The Earth’s shadow crept across the full moon as people waited for a cosmic event known as a super blood moon. A total eclipse lasted about 15 minutes as Earth passed directly between the moon and the sun. As the ecli...

How to take a good photograph of May’s lunar eclipse and super blood moon with a phone or camera

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With a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really...

May super blood moon 2021: how to take a good photograph of the lunar eclipse with a phone or camera

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With a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really...

‘Super blood moon’: total lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific

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The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show. This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific – offering the best viewing – ...

China and Russia unveil joint plan for lunar space station

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Russia and China have unveiled plans for a joint lunar space station, with the Russian space agency Roscomos saying it has signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) to develop a “complex of...