The sun

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Starwatch: Earthshine lends the moon a glow
Phenomenon caused by sunlight reflecting off Earth was first explained by Leonardo da Vinci in 16th century

Stuart Clark

15, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Aurora Australis lights up New Zealand skies in spectacular ‘solar tsunami’
Huge burst of energy released by the sun gives New Zealand its best southern lights show in years

Tess McClure in Auckland

25, Apr, 2023 @1:16 AM

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What time is the total solar eclipse? Here’s how and when to view it around Australia
All eyes will be on the Ningaloo region for the astronomical event but gazers in other states will experience a partial eclipse

Donna Lu

19, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Solar eclipse chasers descend on tiny Western Australian town to experience ‘wonders of the universe’
‘The stunning sight of the sun appearing as a black hole in the sky’ has attracted enthusiasts from across the planet to Exmouth

Tory Shepherd

19, Apr, 2023 @3:23 AM

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How to safely watch the eclipse in Australia – and protect your eyes while you look | Hessom Razavi for the Conversation
Looking directly at the sun can permanently damage your vision. Here’s how to gaze at the April 2023 eclipse without harm on Thursday

Hessom Razavi for the Conversation

18, Apr, 2023 @12:16 AM

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Friday night Australian east coast solar storm could lead to spectacular light show
An enormous coronal hole opening on the sun, sending charged particles to Earth, will potentially cause auroras – and a range of technical issues

Tory Shepherd

24, Mar, 2023 @5:21 AM

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Deflecting sun’s rays to cool overheating Earth needs study, scientists say
More than 60 US scientists, including James Hansen, renowned former Nasa climate researcher, sign open letter

Oliver Milman

01, Mar, 2023 @2:10 PM

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Wrap up, get out of the city – see the rare beauty of the northern lights across Britain tonight | Robin Scagell
Social media has brought sky-watchers together, says Robin Scagell, vice-president of the Society for Popular Astronomy

Robin Scagell

27, Feb, 2023 @4:47 PM

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Starwatch: Mercury up before the sun – but only in the southern hemisphere
Northern latitudes will have to wait until March and April for better view of the inner planet

Stuart Clark

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: Starry-eyed, watching the lights in the dark | Amy-Jane Beer
Welburn, North Yorkshire: The moon is yet to appear, but the night is vivid with something larger than life

Amy-Jane Beer

24, Dec, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Starwatch: opposition is a chance to see Uranus with the naked eye
Earth will be directly between the sun and Uranus this week, making our solar system’s seventh planet appear brighter than usual

Stuart Clark

07, Nov, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Ray of joy: Nasa captures image of the sun ‘smiling’
Satellite photo shows what appears to be a happy face pattern on the sun with dark patches called ‘coronal holes’

Maya Yang

29, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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