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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Skywatching in July 2012

The constellations overhead from Glasgow, UK around midnight on 19 July 2012

July is a great time of year to watch the sky in the northern hemisphere. In this post, you can find out about the lunar phases, the planets, stars and some of the other things of interest in the sky this month.





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Skywatching in June 2012 is more than just about the transit of Venus. Honest!

Transit of Venus - Venus completely over the sun

Get ready for the astronomy highlight of the year and a rare, almost once-in-a-lifetime event – the transit of Venus is a must-witness skywatching experience.





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How the sky looks in May 2012

The month of May brings with it increasingly longer hours of daylight which does make stargazing more tricky and for the real night owls amongst us who are prepared to stay up into the wee small hours; but there’s always something in the sky to more than justify the effort to look up regularly.





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