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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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Jupiter’s moon – Callisto

Saturday 23rd February 2019 @ 06:30am Jupiter’s moon, Callisto sits above the Jupiter.

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Pick of the month – February 2019

Wednesday 20th – Thursday 28th February 2019 @ 18:00/ 6pm Mercury is an evening objects in the western horizon – not easiest of planets to view to be seen by naked-eye as its typically low altitude after the sunset, but … Continue reading

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Good bye, Saturn

Tuesday 19th February 2019 @ 06:00 / 6am Venus and Saturn in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), leave away in the morning sky.

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Monday 18th February 2019 Venus and Saturn appear in the morning sky, best view around from 06:30am

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A shadow transit on Jupiter

Sunday 3rd February 2019 Ganymede’s large shadow begins to cross Jupiter.

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