Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

Total Lunar Eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse

In the early hours of Monday 21st January 2019 there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse visible from the UK… just. It begins at 02:36 UTC and ends at 07:48 UTC with a total duration of 5 hours and 12 minutes. The peak of totality is 05:12 UTC. By the end of the eclipse, the…

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January Night Sky

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January Night Sky

This month there are many treats to have you put on your warm clothes and pop outside and look up. One of the most prolific meteor showers is with us on 4th January, the Quadrantids. This year the Moon is approaching its New phase and so there is no additional light to smother fainter trails…

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December Night Sky

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December Night Sky

With the longest night fast approaching and the Autumn weather behind us (hopefully), it’s a great time to unbox your woollens and go outside and look up. This month offers the promise a comet, 46P/Wirtanen, that should be visible in binoculars and if you know where to look, perhaps with the naked eye. It’s position…

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November Night Sky

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November Night Sky

You can download our night sky guide for November. The month sees the return of frosts and clear still skies but most importantly the return of darker more accessible skies. There are a couple of meteor showers and three planets are easily accessible: Uranus, Neptune and Mars. You can download your copy here.

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October Night Sky

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October Night Sky

October brings us darker skies and more importantly it brings them earlier; especially with the clocks moving from British Summer Time back to Universal Time at the end of the month. Our stargazers guide is intended to help you get out and looking up. This month promises the opposition of Uranus and a close-ish encounter…

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