Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

Messier Marathon – 9th March

By |

Messier Marathon – 9th March

Update 9th March 17:00 – Forecast 100% cloud cover so it will be a talk and a meet up only tonight. Unlikely to see stars unless you bang your head. Bath Astronomers are invited to join Wells and Mendip Astronomers and Tiverton and Mid Devon Astronomical Society at their joint Messier Marathon evening at Charterhouse…

Read more »

February Night Sky

By |

February Night Sky

Our monthly guide to looking up concentrates on the skies in February. We strive to make it a useful guide for astronomers and non-astronomers alike and we’ve a side for morning larks and one for evening owls. You can download a copy of the guide here.

Read more »

January Night Sky

By |

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…

Read more »

Total Lunar Eclipse

By |

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…

Read more »

December Night Sky

By |

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…

Read more »