Author Archives: Derekscope

Last Super Moon of 2019

Thursday 21st March 2019 – Moon rising @ 18:54 / 6.54pm The last super moon of 2019 will be visible tonight, occur at the same time with the spring equinox. Its will be the final of this year 2019, and … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox

Wednesday 20th March 2019 @ 21:58 / 9.51pm Spring begins in Northern Hemisphere! 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 … Continue reading

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Ganymeda’s large shadow

Monday 18th March 2019 – 4am For the telescope user; Ganymede’s large shadow begins to cross Jupiter at 04:10am to reach the centre at 05:30am – good opportunity for photography.

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Lunar X

Wednesday 13th March 2019 The first-quarter moon reveals the Lunar “X” surrounded by crater, can you spot the “X” on the moon? Lunar X is easily visible in binoculars or small telescopes.  

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The Moon, Mars and M45

Monday 11th March 2019 (6pm – 10.30pm) Look up tonight after sunset to see Mars make a close approach to the crescent moon (5 days old), you can also spot the Pleiades star cluster above.

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Spot a thin Moon (only 1% moonlit)

Thursday 7th March 2019 Spot a thin Moon after sunsets in the evening. 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 … Continue reading

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Venus and Moon

Saturday 2nd March 2019 @ 06:00 / 6am The Moon and Venus will make a close approach.

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Zodiacal Light

(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 … Continue reading

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Moon, Saturn and Jupiter

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 … Continue reading

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Moon and Jupiter

Wednesday 27th February 2019 @ 06:00 / 6am The Moon and Jupiter, both in the constellation  of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder). The pair of Moon and Jupiter will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a … Continue reading

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