Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicLunar eclipse

Topic: Lunar eclipse

Viral video showing a gigantic Moon eclipsing the Sun ‘in the Arctic’ is fake

Many users shared the 30-second video of the purported lunar eclipse, claiming it to have been shot in the Arctic between the territorial claims of Russia and Canada.

Vaishakha Purnima coinciding with lunar eclipse this year recalls a 1400-yr-old battle

Over 1,400 years ago, when lunar eclipse coincided with Vaishakha Purnima, Chalukya dynasty ruler Pulakeshin II commissioned a copperplate on his victory over Emperor Harshvardhana, ruler of Vardhana dynasty.

Lunar and solar eclipses make animals do strange things

During a solar eclipse, puzzled animals that are active during the day head back to their nighttime abodes while nocturnal animals think they’ve overslept.

India will be able to see 2 of 5 eclipses in 2019

An official of the Jiwaji Observatory in Ujjain said a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in July and a total solar eclipse in December.

Mainstream media continues to peddle pseudoscience on eclipse day

Despite scientists and astronomers trying to bust myths, media outlets continued to advise people not to eat, among other things.

Get ready tonight for the longest lunar eclipse and a view of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

The vision can be witnessed from anywhere in India, and will begin at 1 am and end at 2.43 am.

On Camera

YourTurn

Freud to Carl Rogers—psychologists have always focused on the past. But they might be wrong

An increasing body of research suggests that focusing on the future may protect us from depression and help us cope with stress more effectively.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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