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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Get outdoors and look into the sky at night this April

Looking South from Glasgow at midnight on 21st April 2012

Get outdoors this month on a clear night and you’ll see Saturn, the Lyrids and stars aplenty including those that make up the constellation of Virgo…





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Look to the sky this March for stars, planetary conjunctions and more!

Venus and Jupiter in conjunction.

This March gives sky watchers lot’s to look for including the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.





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