What an eclipse!

A cloudless morning set the stage for a brilliant Solar Eclipse show and what a sight it was! 3,000 people witnessed this on a working day morning with some showing up as early as 7am to check it out! With telescopes, venuscopes, free solar glasses and a live webcast – Science Centre Singapore was ready for our…

Have you ever watched the setting moon on board a flight?

It is the beginning of the new year and I am recently reminded of one of the most awesome and unforgettable views I have ever seen. From a majestic white, it turned into beautiful orange hues. Within a span of 12 minutes, a beautiful waning moon sets slowly through a sea of clouds and disappeared. On its…

Third of a Lunar Tetrad – Find out what this means!

Some things always cause excitement. One of them is an eclipse. In Dec 2011, I felt the awesomeness of being in the exact paths of the Moon and Sun, and facing the right side of Earth to be able to observe the total lunar eclipse. It was especially so because that was the last total…

Astronomical treats

Earlier last month, I was excited about the news of the “Super” moon that could be observed from Earth at the distance of 357, 169km away, where the moon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. Disappointment came when I read further and had THOUGHT that the phenomenon, also known as the “perigee…

Once in a red moon

It was a joy to watch the last Total Lunar Eclipse of 2011. In fact, it would be three years later before we could see a Total Lunar Eclipse again. My husband and I arranged with some friends to watch the eclipse at Jurong Lake Park near our place. We were blessed with clear sky…

Have you ever seen the moon drop?

Have you ever looked up the night sky within a half-an-hour time frame and found that the moon has “dropped”? The first photo was taken on 5 Aug 11.10pm while the second photo was taken at  11.51pm. But of course, this was just the moon’s oscillation around earth, and if you can catch the timing,…