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Jewelled Handle

Wednesday 12th June 2019 Stunning views of the Jewelled Handle lighting effect on the Sinus Iridum or known as Bay of Rainbows this evening. (Click here for an enlarge image.)

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Jupiter

Monday 10th June 2019Jupiter reaches opposition the Sun.(Click here for an enlarge image.)

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Europa shadows

Friday 7th thru Saturday 8th June 2019Europa’s shadow on disc will be seen through by a telescope.

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Moon and Mars

Wednesday 5th June 2019 @ 22:00 / 10pmClose approach of the Moon and Mars.

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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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