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A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses

A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses

Yesterday EarthSky.org posted an article on the upcoming set of four total lunar eclipses that will be visible in the US. A total lunar eclipse occurs when, with the Sun, Earth and Moon in alignment, the Moon moves through the Earth’s shadow. A lunar eclipse highlights two points in the chart – the positions of […]

By March 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield

You may notice that today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Katherine Mansfield. Who? Well that’s what I asked myself, so I did a bit of digging… Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 Oct 1888 – 9 Jan 1923) was a writer of short fiction who was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and wrote under the […]

By October 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:51pm NZST. Its epicentre was 10km SW of Christchurch at a depth of 5km The force of this earthquake has created far more damage than the one they had in September and this time they have also had multiple fatalities. Their landmark Cathedral has lost its spire and many […]

By February 22, 2011 1 Comments Read More →