Novembers Full Moon – The Full Beaver or Frost Moon

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Novembers Full Moon – The Full Beaver or Frost Moon

Novembers Full Moon – Also known as the Full Beaver or Frost Moon in folklore, is the first Full Moon of winter. Most of the leaves have fallen, the air is crisp and the ground is damp and cold. Once full, the Full Moon will illuminate the early winters night time scene.

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Orionid Meteor Shower 2018 – Orionids, October’s Shooting Stars

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Looking South East around Midnight

Orionids 2018

Orionid Meteor Shower 2018 – Everyone loves a good meteor shower and we have at least one every month starting in October through to January.

Early in October we had the Draconid Meteor Shower, which could have almost become a meteor storm. According to NASA the earth just missed a very dense part of the showers debris stream. We will have to wait another year to see if this minor shower will become a storm.

Now the Draconids are over, we can look forward to the Orionid Meteor shower – also known as the Orionids.

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Telescope List – The Ultimate and Easy List Of What to Buy

Telescopes Made Easy – The Simple List Of What to Buy

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Telescope List: Telescopes are tough to choose and confusing. There’s this type and that type. Big ones and small ones. Wooden ones. Plastic ones and telescopes made of metal. Telescopes with mirrors. Telescopes with lenses. Some long. Some short. Computerised, equatorial and manual. The list of different features, specifications and options goes on and on! Which one do you choose?

You can buy astronomy magazines. Read all the ads and research the internet. Ask around, seek advice and spend a lot of time deciding on the right telescope. Time-consuming and confusing for many!

Don’t worry, help is at hand.

This isn’t a guide to choosing telescopes, it’s a telescope list! There are guides on this site, such as Beginners Telescopes – The Best Telescope Guide and Review.  This article lists telescopes in a simple way. What they do and suitability for you! (more…)

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK Autumn 2018

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ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

UK ISS Pass details for Autumn 2018

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during Autumn 2018.

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! Read the rest of this post to find out when and how you can spot the station this autumn.

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Lunar Eclipse July 2018 – The Longest Lunar Eclipse/ Blood Moon of the Century!

 

Lunar Eclipse 2018, Blood Moon

Credit: Maxwell Palau from the VirtualAstro Flickr group

 

Lunar Eclipse July 2018

Lunar Eclipse July 2018 – July is proving to be a fantastic month for stargazers. This is due to all of the naked eye planets on view, warm star filled skies and a lunar eclipse (Blood Moon) at the end of the month.

This isn’t just any old lunar eclipse though, it’s going to be the longest in over a century!

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Perseid Meteor Shower – Perseids 2018

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018

The Perseids – Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 is visible late July and through August. Maximum Perseid meteor activity is on and around 11/12/13 August. The Perseids are one of the most prolific and best-known meteor showers.

In 2018 there is no Moon present during the peak of the meteor shower. Consequently even more meteors will be visible due to dark skies! We will have perfect viewing conditions compared to other years if skies stay clear. Don’t miss natures firework display!

Prepare yourself for this coming cosmic spectacle and how to enjoy your #meteorwatch.
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ISS – International Space Station Passes UK Summer 2018

UK ISS Pass details for Summer 2018

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

 

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during Summer 2018

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  (more…)

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK Spring 2018

UK ISS Pass details for Spring 2018

Space Station

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during Spring 2018

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  (more…)

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK February 2018

UK ISS Pass details for February 2018

Space Station

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during February 2018

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  (more…)

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK December 2017

UK ISS Pass details for December 2017

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during December 2017.

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  (more…)

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