This December we can observe a phenomenon that hasn’t been seen since 1226

 - News - Dec 6 SHARE ON:

This December Jupiter and Saturn will be within 0.1 degrees of each other. They will form the first visible double-planet phenomenon in nearly 800 years.

Jupiter and Saturn’s orbits align once every 20 years, however, this year will allow an especially rare alignment since both planets haven’t been this close together since 1226.

You can watch this great conjunction anytime during December shortly after sunset, from the Northern hemisphere. Since Malta is found in both the Northern and Eastern hemispheres we have a very good chance of being able to view this amazing phenomenon more clearly.


Dr George Grech was presented the National Volunteer Award 2020

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The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector has awarded the National Volunteer Award to Dr George Grech.

Dr Grech provides free medical services to Dar tal-Providenza and has done so for over 15 years.


Today would have been King Henry VI’s birthday

 - Culture - Dec 6 SHARE ON:

King Henry VI was the King of England between 1422-1461 and from 1470-1471.

Born on December 6th, 1421, today would have been King Henry’s birthday.

King Henry VI was only nine months old when he succeeded his father. This makes him the youngest person ever to succeed to the English throne.


Major oil-producing EU country will end oil production by 2050

 - International - Dec 6 SHARE ON:

A vote taken on the 3rd of December at the Danish Parliament affirmed a near-total ban on new contracts being issued for oil or gas exploration in the North Sea.

Licenses which were issues before the vote will be sustained until 2050. This move is estimated to cost Denmark around 2.1 billion.

Danish Minister of Climate and Energy and Public Utilities, Dan Jorgensen said that “It’s a tough decision, it’s an expensive decision, but it’s the right decision”.


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