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Skygazers across Australia treated to rare annular eclipse

A young girl (left) watches the partial solar eclipse at Observatory Hill in Sydney yesterday

Skygazers were treated to an annular solar eclipse in remote areas of Australia yesterday, with the moon crossing in front of the sun to leave a "ring of fire" around its silhouette.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 3:58am

Total solar eclipse seen across northern Australia

Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast a shadow 150 kilometres long. Photo: AP/Tourism Queensland

From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon and earth aligned and plunged northern Australia into darkness during a total solar eclipse yesterday.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am

Last chance to view rare Venus transit

Stargazers have their last chance to see the transit of Venus today - and Hongkongers are invited to watch the astronomical event with the help of experts at a special free event.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

May the sun shine on rare eclipse

If the stormy weather blocks the sighting of the very rare annular solar eclipse tomorrow morning, we will not get to see the golden ring again.

That explains why astronomy buffs are hoping the cloud and thunderstorms forecast to loom over Hong Kong will abate.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Night a red shadow ate the moon

By 10.06pm, the moon was overhead and fully red. And on Tsim Sha Tsui's Avenue of Stars, necks were craned to capture the sight.

Hong Kong Space Museum staff set up more than 30 telescopes of different sizes for the hundreds wanting to view the lunar eclipse.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga Book Four

Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga Book Four by Stephenie Meyer (read by Ilyana Kadushin and Matt Walters) Hachette Audio (audiobook)

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Whatever floats your boat

Yacht design has continued to pursue the 'bigger and better' theme despite the economic downturn, with many new yachts offering a dizzying array of standard features that only a few years ago would have been considered unique add-on options.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Partial lunar eclipse visible on New Year's Day

19 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Eclipse of the moon expected on Wednesday: observatory

Updated at 5.38pm: Hong Kong's astronomers and star gazers will be able to watch an eclipse of the moon this week.

The Hong Kong Observatory said on Monday that a penumbral eclipse of the moon would be visible over the territory's skies on Wednesday morning.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Heavenly chance for sky-watchers

If weather permits, you may be able to see a clear penumbral eclipse of the moon this Sunday evening.

The Hong Kong Observatory recommends places such as Shek O and Sai Kung to observe the phenomenon.

22 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Lunar eclipse will occur on Sunday

Updated at 6.43pm: Astronomy lovers in Hong Kong will be able to see a lunar eclipse on Sunday night.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Lunar eclipse on horizon

A lunar eclipse will occur tomorrow at 1.44am, ending just before 7am.

9 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Eclipse to be longest in 140 years

Hong Kong's longest total lunar eclipse in 140 years will be visible on July 16. The moon will pass through the centre of the Earth's umbra, or shadow, from 9.02pm to 10.49pm - a total eclipse of one hour and 47 minutes.

7 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Lunar eclipse

A partial eclipse of the moon from 6.22pm to 8.46pm on Wednesday should be visible from the SAR.

23 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Festival's lunar eclipse

MOONSTRUCK stargazers paying homage to the heavens next month will witness a rare lunar eclipse - on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

As thousands light candles in Victoria Park and trek to beaches in the New Territories for a clear view, the Earth's shadow will appear to 'eat' the moon.

31 Aug 1997 - 12:00am