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. Continue reading
October is a brilliant month for stargazing with darker nights as we edge deeper into autumn.
Watch the sky from Glasgow or elsewhere in the UK and you might catch a glimpse of the Summer Triangle, Scorpius and its brightest star, Antares or closer to Earth, eerie yet captivating Noctilucent clouds.
Gaze up to the sky this June from Glasgow and you could see the Summer Triangle, Noctilucent clouds or even the International Space Station.
A little bit slow this month getting a post about stargazing this May from Glasgow and the sunrise and moon phases information up, but better late than never!
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.
‘The Summer Triangle’ can be easily found in the evening sky over the summer months in the northern hemisphere.
It sits within the ‘goldilocks’ zone of its star and is the first confirmed exoplanet that as such, could have liquid water on its’ surface – meet Kepler 22b!
Here are the Moon phases in the Northern hemisphere for July 2011 and other interesting things of note in the sky.
Here are the Moon phases in the Northern hemisphere for July 2010 and other interesting things of note in the sky. 4th July: Last Quarter 11th July: New Moon 18th July: First Quarter 26th July: Full Moon The Earth is at ‘aphelion’ on 6th July. Aphelion is when the Earth … Continue reading