Thursday, 20 January, 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.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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