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