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2018 Total Lunar Eclipse

Monday 21st January 2019 – early morning Great opportunity to see a Total Lunar Eclipse again place on Monday 21st January 2019 in the UK, it starts after 2:30am but the best view to be seen between 4am and 6am for … Continue reading

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2019

Welcome Back I hope you had a lovely Christmas & Happy New Year 2019! Not perhaps, definitely the astronomical highlight for January 2019 will be the lunar eclipse visible from the UK and europe in the very early hours of … Continue reading

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Lunar X

Thursday 22nd February 2018 – all night See the Lunar X is a effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of a letter ‘X’ on the rim of the Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters. (The X is … Continue reading

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A very thin crescent Moon!

Friday 16th February 2018 – between 5.30pm and 5.45pm Good opportunity to be seen a very thin crescent Moon which can be hard to spot in twilight skies, fortunately you can guide by the bright planet, Venus.

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New Moon & Leo tonight

Thursday 15th February 2018 – all night New Moon @ 21:06 / 9.06pm Great time to look out for the constellation of Leo (The Lion). Link: http://www.derekscope.co.uk/constellation-20th/leo/

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Messier 44

Wednesday 14th February 2018 (23:00 – Thursday 15th, 1am) The spectacular view of Messier 44 – The famous Beehive Cluster the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).

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Earthshine

Monday 12th February 2018 @ 06:30am Spotted the Waning Crescent Moon (Moon age: 26.5 days old / Moonlit: 11%) and catch a glimpse of earthshine this morning – this was definitely worth getting up for.

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Sun Pillar

Saturday 10th February 2018 – Sun Pillar I happened to look out my window and saw beam of orange light shooting straight up into the sky out of the sunrise. It’s a Sun Pillar.

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Moon and Mars

Friday 9th February 2018 from 4am onwards Close approach of the Moon and Mars.

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Thursday 8th February 2018 The star re-appeared behind the Moon at 04:16am this morning.

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