Longest night of the year due to December Solstice

December Solstice is the phenomenon which makes the 21st December special because it is also an astronomical event. Dec-21 is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere and shortest night and the longest day of the year in the southern hemisphere. Continue reading “Longest night of the year due to December Solstice”

Difference between Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomy is a study of Celestial bodies outside the atmosphere of Earth in deep space, it basically deals with the motion, position, composition, and size of the celestial bodies. Examples of such heavenly bodies are Moon, Sun, Planets, Dwarf planets, Comets, Stars, Meteors, and Galaxies etc. Continue reading “Difference between Astronomy and Astrophysics”