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Moon and Messier 44

Saturday 13th April 2019 @ 22:00 / 10pm Close approach of the Moon and Messier, the pair will be close enough to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will also be visible through a pair of … Continue reading

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Io’s Shadow on Jupiter

Thursday 4th April 2019 @ 02:45 / 2.45am Io’s shadow is appearing on the gas planet of Jupiter.

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Moon and Venus

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 @ 06:30am Very challenge to seethe Moon and Venus due to its low altitude just before the sunrise.

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Mars and Seven Sisters

Monday 1st – Wednesday 10th April 2019 @ 22:00 / 10pm Best time to see Mars and the Pleiades in the west horizon.

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Northern Lights – tonight!

(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.

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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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