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Kites, feasts, dancing mark Makar Sankranti celebrations (Roundup)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Flying colourful kites, eating piping hot dishes made of rice and jaggery, topped with dollops of ghee and cashew, braving the cold to bathe in ... Read more...

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Lunar Eclipse Viewed By Icelanders The Best


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The full lunar eclipse which took place yesterday was seen from some parts of the world while the enthusiasm and excitement of the residents of some ... Read more...

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Year’s shortest day Wednesday


December 21st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Nehru Planetarium will organise an event at Delhi's Jantar Mantar monument Wednesday to explain the phenomenon of winter solstice - the shortest day of the year ... Read more...

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Sky Watchers Enjoy Lunar Eclipse Spectacle


December 21st, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The lunar eclipse that is in progress has made the stargazers excited as it is going to be a full eclipse. However, this season's full lunar ... Read more...

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Lunar eclipse coincides with winter solstice in 400 years


December 21st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) If the skies are clear just before dawn, you could be treated to the sight of the moon's surface turning a blood red in the western hemisphere Tuesday.And ... Read more...

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Listening to birdsong may help beat the winter blues


December 21st, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that spending five minutes a day listening to birdsong may help beat the winter blues.The National Trust has compiled recordings of birdsong to remind those ... Read more...

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Lunar Eclispe Coincides With Winter Solstice After 456 Years


December 20th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that this year, the North American people will have double reason to rejoice as according to eclipse experts, Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice are ... Read more...

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Skygazers Eagerly Wait For Last Lunar Eclipse Of The Year


December 19th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Skygazers are in for a huge treat in the week ahead as the last lunar eclipse of the year is all set to make its presence ... Read more...

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Winter solstice to coincide with total lunar eclipse


December 18th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): This year's winter solstice will fall on the same day as a total lunar eclipse - Tuesday, Dec. 21.Early in the morning, a total lunar eclipse will be ... Read more...

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Season, time of day ‘predict higher UV levels’


November 16th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels may remain high during winters, so adults participating in outdoor sports should rely on the season and time of day when judging the need ... Read more...

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Rare Super “Harvest Moon” Phenomenon Witnessed


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A wonderful phenomenon known as " Harvest moon" took place this equinox on Sep 22, Wednesday. The time varied a few hours depending on the location. ... Read more...

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Groundhog Day Celebrated Amidst Festivities


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Pennsylvania, Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is February 2, the Groundhog Day. All are eagerly waiting for Punxsutawney Phil to do the weather prediction. According to a myth, if Punxsutawney ... Read more...

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Winter solstice feasts may have taken place around Stonehenge 4,500 years ago


December 26th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): In a new research, archaeologists have come across ancient animal bones near Stonehenge, which date back to 4,500 years, indicating a connection between the prehistoric site to winter ... Read more...

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Archaeologists to explore feasting habits of ancient builders of Stonehenge


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): A new research project by archaeologists is seeking to investigate the feasting habits of the ancient builders of the Stonehenge.According to a report in Culture24, the team who ... Read more...

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Winter Solstice: The Shortest Day For The Northern Hemisphere


December 21st, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec. 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is the time to mark the shortest day of the year. December 21, is the day of winter solstice and people in many countries are ... Read more...

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Moon harbors coldest place in solar system


December 17th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its Diviner instrument to find the coldest place in the solar system at the Moon, where night-time surface temperatures can dip as ... Read more...

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NASA finds coldest place on Moon


December 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its Diviner instrument to find the coldest place on the Moon, where night-time surface temperatures can dip as low as minus 249 ... Read more...

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World will not end in 2012, says NASA


November 10th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 10 (ANI): In a rare campaign to dispel rumors fueled by the Internet and a new Hollywood movie titled '2012', NASA officials has said that the world is not coming ... Read more...

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Scientists debunk six 2012 end-of-the-world myths


November 7th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has debunked six myths about the world supposedly ending in 2012 according to an ancient Mayan prophecy.According to a report in National Geographic ... Read more...

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Ancient Egyptian temples followed astronomy to set their calendars


September 9th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 9 (ANI): A new study has indicated that ancient Egyptian temples were aligned so precisely with astronomical events that people could set their political, economic and religious calendars by them.According ... Read more...

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June 21st is “Go Skateboarding Day 2009″


June 21st, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by GD
Today is the day that the world is going to celebrate as the "Go Skateboarding Day 2009". It gives everyone all the more reason to take out that skateboard off the ... Read more...

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Devotee celebrate ”Makar Sankranti” with a holy dip in Ganges


January 14th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi/Tatapani (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 14 (ANI): Devotees thronged Varanasi to take a holy dip in the river Ganges on the occasion of ''Makar Sankranti'' on Wednesday. Braving the winter chill, the devotees ... Read more...

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Join the millions in a romp on World Orgasm Day today!


December 22nd, 2007 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Thousands of people worldwide will be romping at the same time on Dec 22 to celebrate the World Orgasm Day.According to the official World Orgasm Day website, passionate ... Read more...

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