Io’s shadow

Thursday 13th June 2019 @ 22:00 / 10pm
The shadow of Io across the Jupiter tonight.

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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.

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Jupiter

Monday 10th June 2019
Jupiter reaches opposition the Sun.
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Europa shadows

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

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Moon and Mars

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

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The Planet – Mercury

From Tuesday 4th June till the end of this month
Every 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.
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Venus & Moon

Saturday 1st June 2019 – 05:00/5am
Conjunction of the Moon and Venus.
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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 or NLCs) are extremely rare very high clouds seen in the night sky, usually on clear, summer nights.

The northern season from the UK for Neo-Clouds are about to begin – you could monitor to check the “daily daisies” for preliminary sightings from NASA’s AIM spacecraft;
spaceweather.com – Noctilucent Clouds (NLC).

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Lunar X

Saturday 11th May 2019 @ 17:30 / 5.30pm
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.

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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 a telescope, but will be visible
to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.

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