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The Planet – Mercury

From Tuesday 4th June till the end of this monthEvery evening at 21:00 / 9pm, you would spot a white tiny dot as Mercury. On Monday 17th June, Mercury reaches the highest point in the evening sky.(Click here for enlarge … Continue reading

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Venus & Moon

Saturday 1st June 2019 – 05:00/5amConjunction of the Moon and Venus.(Click here for enlarge photo.)

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Noctilucent Clouds

If you are located between latitudes 50 degrees and 65 degrees North or South of the Equator then you will be seen by the presence of ‘Noctilucent Clouds’, Neo-Clouds, or NLC’s. At above 200,000 feet or over 30 miles, Neo-Clouds (Noctilucent clouds … Continue reading

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Lunar X

Saturday 11th May 2019 @ 17:30 / 5.30pmThe 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 and Jupiter

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 @ 02:00 / 2am Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter, both in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder). The pair will be too widely separated to fit with in the field of view of … Continue reading

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Ganymede’s shadow on the Jupiter

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 @ 02:00 / 2am For the telescope user; Ganymede’s shadow will be fairly easy to see even small telescope.

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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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