Category Archives: Derekscope’s Post
Saturday 2nd February 2019 – 7am Will you catch the Moon and Saturn before sunrise at 07:35 am? Binoculars might help you glimpse nearby Saturn in the glow of dawn. (Best view around 90 to 75 minutes before sunrise.)
Monday 21st January 2019 (BSL video) You could see the Red Blood Moon – best view at 5am in the UK. According to the Timeanddate.com for your location to be seen: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2019-january-21 Lunar Eclipses When is the next visible from the UK? … Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
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/
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).
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.
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.