August 2015 – Stargazing

The overhead night sky from Glasgow, UK at midnight on 14th August 2015. Made using Stellarium

Things are looking up for stargazers as we start edging into the darker nights of August which should (if the weather falls in our favour) provide greater opportunity to spot stars and planets. It’s also a peak month for meteor watching as the Perseids stream into our atmosphere for our annual encounter with the remnants of comet, Swift-Tuttle.

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