A Supermoon is a recent term. Often used to describe a full Moon nearer than 360,000 km (224,000 miles) near perigee. Its closest point to earth. The Full Moon can appear larger than usual. Up to 14% compared to when the Moon is at apogee – its furthest point away from Earth.(more…)
February 2019 Night Sky Guide. Welcome to the night sky in February. This month brings the promise of crisp clear nights (when it isn’t cloudy of course) and maybe even some snow.
February 2019 is certainly a fantastic month for stargazing. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned stargazer. There is something for all. This guide is suitable those with zero experience upwards.
Read on to find out even more about the night Sky in February 2019.(more…)
UK ISS Pass details for WINTER 2019
The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during January and February 2019.
Sirius – The Multicoloured Twinkling Star
During the winter months and around this time of year. We are able to see the mighty constellation of Orion rise high in the sky. Furthermore, a very bright multicoloured star lies nearby: Sirius – The Dog Star.
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2019 is above all others this year the one to watch. In fact, It will probably be the best meteor shower of the year.
But why? “Aren’t the Perseids in August and Geminids in December the best?” I hear you say. They aren’t this year I’m afraid.
Read on to find out why the Quadrantids above all others could be the best meteor shower of 2019(more…)
January 2019 is upon us and first of all, I would like to wish you Happy New Year!
Did you get a telescope or binoculars for Christmas? Maybe an astronomy book or new camera? January 2019 is perfect for getting started. You can certainly count on long dark nights and crisp starry skies. As long it stays clear.
January 2019 is a fantastic month for stargazing. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned stargazer. There is something for all.
Read on to find out even more about the night Sky in January 2019.(more…)
Lights in the Sky – Have you Seen a UFO Flash or Streak in the Night Sky?
Have you seen lights in the night sky recently? Or what you may think is a UFO flash, streak, or fly across the heavens in the dead of night?
If you have, read on!
A Bright Comet in the Sky
Comet 246P/Wirtanen: December 2018 is packed full of objects and events for the casual stargazer. Comet 46P/Wirtanen being another one of them this month.
Read on to find out more about this fabulous object and how to see it in December’s night sky.