The moon

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Starwatch: full moon to pass through three constellations
First up will be Gemini, the twins, then Cancer, the crab, and finally Leo, the lion

Stuart Clark

17, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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To the moon and beyond: what 2022 holds for space travel
From lunar missions to anti-asteroid defence systems, there are plenty of exciting scientific developments to look forward to

Robin McKie

02, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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SpaceX’s towering Starship aims to get humans to Mars
The largest and most powerful rocket ship ever is fully recyclable and may be the first vehicle to land humans on Mars

Richard Luscombe

20, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

Starwatch: Jupiter, Saturn and Venus chart the moon’s movement
Jupiter and Saturn will showcase the moon’s phases with Venus providing additional markers along the way

Stuart Clark

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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To the Moon review – beguiling essay on the satellite’s pervasive pull
Threading together sequences showing the lunar face of subjects from love to madness, this is a gorgeous journey into outer and inner space

Phil Hoad

23, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Starwatch: a close lunar encounter with Pollux
The brightest star in the constellation Gemini, the twins, is named after the son of Leda and Zeus

Stuart Clark

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Moonrise magic: why Friday’s lunar eclipse offers an unusual twilight show for most of Australia
This will be the longest partial eclipse of the 21st century, lasting three hours and 28 minutes

Tanya Hill for the Conversation

19, Nov, 2021 @1:20 AM

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How to photograph the moon on your phone or camera with the right settings
Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of photographing the celestial spectacle

Carly Earl

18, Nov, 2021 @11:13 PM

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‘Beaver moon’ will feature longest partial lunar eclipse in centuries
Stargazers across all of North America can witness the phenomenon from Thursday night into Friday morning

Alexandra Villarreal

18, Nov, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Moonwatch: Nasa resumes work on lunar lander
Agency says human landing will not be possible until 2025 at the earliest after lawsuit delays project

Stuart Clark

18, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Blood micromoon’: New Zealand to enjoy partial lunar eclipse not seen for 800 years
Stargazers will be able to see longest partial eclipse visible from New Zealand since 1212

Eva Corlett in Wellington

18, Nov, 2021 @12:42 AM

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Starwatch: an ‘almost total’ eclipse of the moon
People in the Americas and Pacific best placed to view lunar event from start to finish

Stuart Clark

15, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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