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How To Watch The Perseid Meteor Shower

How to Watch and Observe Meteors

Deck chair meteor

One of the good things about meteors is that you don’t need any equipment-just your eyes and a bit of patience.  Even in a so-called ’meteor shower’, it is rare to get more than one meteor a minute; don’t be surprised if you see nothing for five or ten minutes, then two meteors in a row. Read the rest of this entry »

Perseid Meteor Shower – Perseids Set To Outburst In 2016

The Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

Raining Perseids

The Perseid Meteor Shower Image Credit :- Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Perseids are one of the most prolific and best-known of the meteor showers and the Perseid Meteor Shower can be seen in late July and through August each year, with the maximum Perseid meteor activity on or around 11/12/13 August. 2016 could see an outburst of meteors of approximately 200 per hour! Read the rest of this entry »

Geminid Meteor Shower 2015

Geminid Meteor Shower 2015

Geminid Meteor Shower Eye Of the Needle Credit: David Kingham Photography - @davidkingham

Geminid Meteor Shower Eye Of the Needle Credit: David Kingham Photography – @davidkingham

The Geminid meteor shower is the grand finale of astronomical events in 2015.  It’s the most reliable and prolific of the annual meteor showers.

This year the the Moon is absent and won’t interfere with the Geminids at their peak. Peak is on the 14th and activity should be high 13th – 15th December.

Providing there are clear skies, many fainter meteors should be seen as well as bright meteors/ fireballs. Read the rest of this entry »

Leonid Meteor Shower

Leonid Meteor Shower

Leonid

The Leonid meteor shower peaks on the evening of the 17th/ 18th  November 2015 and has been known to be one of the most dramatic and famous meteor showers.

During its history, the Leonids have produced heavy meteor showers and storms, in 1833 and 1966 the Leonids produced tens of thousands of meteors per hour! These Leonid storms literally did have the appearance of meteors falling from the sky like rain. Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK August 2015

UK ISS Pass details for August 2015

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during August 2015. As an added bonus watch out for Perseid Meteors leading up to their peak on the 13th. Check the guide on how to observe meteors.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

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ISS – International Space Station Passes UK June 2015

UK ISS Pass details for June 2015

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during June 2015. Watch out for this bright delight in the autumn skies.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

For times and info Read the rest of this entry »

SpaceX Dragon Launch

SpaceX Dragon Launch – LIVE!

FOR THE UK VISIBLE PASS TIME AND INFO

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ISS – International Space Station Passes UK April 2015

UK ISS Pass times for April 2015

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during April 2015. Watch out for this bright delight in the autumn skies.

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Solar Eclipse Live Video

Solar Eclipse Live! – Video from the Faroe Islands

Live video brought to you by Slooh.com

On the early morning of March 20th from North America, the Moon will slide in front of the Sun to form, in certain special locations on Earth, a Total Solar Eclipse. Slooh is sending an expedition team led by Paul Cox to the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, in order to stream live images of this magnificent total eclipse as it happens! Read the rest of this entry »

Solar Eclipse March 20th 2015 – An Easy Guide

Solar Eclipse March 20th 2015 – An Easy Guide

Total Solar Eclipse Credit: NASA

Total Solar Eclipse Credit: NASA

 

Total Solar Eclipse

A Total Solar Eclipse – One of natures ultimate sights will be visible on March 20th in the North Atlantic.  It makes landfall on the Faroe Islands and the Islands of Svalbard.

A partial solar eclipse will be visible over Europe with its effects being noticed most in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »