May 2014 – Stargazing

The overhead night sky from Glasgow, UK at midnight on 14th May 2014. Made using Stellarium

Can you believe it’s May already!? Well, it is and even though the nights are lighter and shorter there’s still some stargazing to be done as the clouds part overhead. Or, if not at night – gaze up in wonder during the day at the patterns made by the clouds in the sky.

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March 2013 is a time of change for skywatchers

The midnight sky on 11th March 2013 overhead from Glasgow, UK. Made using Stellarium. (Click to embiggen)

March skygazing will delight, captivate and on clear nights deliver great views of constellations and planets. The Sun continues to rise earlier each morning and set later each evening (albeit there’s a stutter when the clocks ‘spring’ forward overnight on the 30th into the 31st).

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