(Photo: Blackford Hill by Sarah White)
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Northern Lights may be visible in Scotland where cloud breaks tonight between 6pm and 9pm, Northern England should look up just case you might glimpse.
Its will be the final of this year 2019, and the next one for super moon will be on 9th February 2020 – next year!
Tonight full moon can be observed with the naked eye and
don’t require any special equipment but this is a good opportunity
Equinox means a time when the sun is positioned directly above the equator, and only today daylight and night are approximately equal in length (12 hours day / 12 hours night), an event that only occurs twice a year – see the diagram below.
Lunar X is easily visible in binoculars or small telescopes.
Equipment: naked-eye / binocular (Photography opportunity)
Direction: Looking west (252 degree by a compass)
Best time: 17:45 / 5.45pm – 18:15 / 6.15pm – only up for 40 minutes following the sunsets @ 17:46 / 5.46pm.
(Photo taken at AstroAdventure Astronomy Holidays in Devon by Derek Rowley – February 2015)
Best time to see: 3rd – 6th March and 23rd – 31st March 2019
The Zodiacal Light is a good target for the naked-eye because of its large size,
another way to capture by using a camera fitted with a wide-angle lens.
It’s produced by the dust when along the plane of the ecliptic scatters sunlight to make the result in a white glow stretching along the ecliptic from the Sun below the horizon.
The Zodiacal Light
Thursday 28th February / Friday 1st March 2019 @ 06:00 / 6am
Moon and Saturn on Friday 1st March, will be close enough to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will also be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.