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Best space events of 2015 and 2016 – in 90 seconds

LNM Radio Network

LNM Radio Network

From the supermoon lunar eclipse to the Perseids meteor shower, we look at the most spectacular space events of 2015 and the upcoming ones for 2016

The world has been treated to many spectacular space events this year and 2016 looks to be no different.

On Monday there was a rare supermoon lunar eclipse. A supermoon occurs when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, and the lunar eclipse happens when the Moon is perfectly aligned behind the Earth, blocked from the Sun’s light.
The spectacular Perseids meteor shower also dazzled the northern hemisphere when it reached its peak on August 12 2015.
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