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June Night Sky

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June Night Sky

Later this month sees Saturn reach opposition in the night sky and the brightest it’ll be this apparition. On still, calm nights you should be able to see it without too much atmospheric wobble and see the Cassini Division well. It is low in the sky like most of the planets this time of year…

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May Night Sky

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May Night Sky

May is the month when Jupiter is on the opposite side of the Earth compared to the Sun. This opposition occurs on 9th May and means Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest this year. The larger angular size of the planet mean it appears bigger in telescopes and binoculars and features such as the…

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April Night Sky

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April Night Sky

April is when the Spring takes hold and everyone is smiling, even astronomers. Well as long as the April Showers are all in the daytime. The duration of the nighttime is reducing as the seasons move forward but there is plenty to see and we’ve prepared April’s Night Sky guide here for you to download…

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March Night Sky

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March Night Sky

If it has been a quiet observing Winter for you, then March is the month to get out there and enjoy the night sky as we move into Spring. Try our new guide for the month. March is a month that holds the Vernal Equinox where the Sun passes from the Southern to the Northern…

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February Night Sky

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February Night Sky

So with January saying goodbye with a Super Blue Moon hoorah, you have to ask what can short February hope to offer? Well there’s no Full Moon in the month with New Moon on 15th Feb making the latter half of the month a good time to practice finding Messier and other deep sky objects…

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