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The Pearl in Reykjavik is a dome-shaped building on top of hot water tanks. The planetarium will rise adjacent to it.

A new planetarium for Reykjavik

13 Sep The City of Reykjavik have given permission for a building next to Perlan which will house a planetarium. The planetarium will form a part of the natural history exhibition which is now located within this iconic building.

The earth-grazing fireball was observed in numerous places around Iceland and was prominent on social media.

Fireball meteor shoots across Iceland's night sky

13 Sep A strange light was visible in Iceland last night and lots of people posted photos and videos of it online, some speculating on what it could be. Astronomy experts confirm that it was an earth-grazing meteor, known as a fireball.

An Iridium flare is seen here in the upper part of the photograph, to the left of the Northern Lights.

Bright Iridium flare visible in Reykjavik tomorrow night

28 Feb The current weather conditions - cold and clear- make the next couple of days perfect for gazing up at the sky. Tonight, watch out for a cosmic triangle of the moon, Mars and Venus, and tomorrow night you might see a bright Iridium flare.

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A glowing full moon over Reykjavik

11 Jan Anyone living or visiting Reykjavik may have noticed a bright full moon hovering over the city in this mornings tenebrous January sky.

The photograph was taken by Icelander Jónína Óskarsdóttir in Fáskrúðsfjörður.

A moon bow meets the Northern Lights in Iceland

20 Sep 2016 As reported on Spaceweather.com, a moonbow in Iceland among the Northern Lights was captured in a stunning photograph from Fáskrúðsfjörður in the East Fjords.

The crater Flateyri is on the south pole of Mars and is 9.5 kilometres wide and 1 km deep.

Mars crater named after remote town in Iceland

20 Sep 2016 The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Flateyri for a crater on Mars. Flateyri is a village in the West Fjords of Iceland.

The 22° halo is an optical phenomenon.

Halo over Þingvellir national park

22 Aug 2016 A halo appeared around the sun last week at Þingvellir national park in South Iceland and was captured on camera by doctor Sigurður E.Þorvaldsson who has a summer residency there.

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