Some of the most beautiful sights in our night skies are visible through September, and if you can get away from the bright lights of towns and cities there are some real treats in store.
There’s a spectacular meteor shower, the chance to see the Moon passing close to all of the brighter planets of our Solar System, the Milky Way overhead and the possibility of noctilucent or ‘night shining’ clouds.
Look out for noctilucent clouds and possible meteors over the UK during the summer nights.
Stargazers can look forward to the summer solstice and noctilucent clouds this month.
This month provides a lively meteor shower, a total lunar eclipse, and a conjunction of the planets, as well as the usual array of wonderful astronomical sights that spring brings.
With the planets lining up in our early morning skies, the return of the core of our Milky Way Galaxy, and the Lyrids meteor shower towards the end of the month, April can be a great time to enjoy the …
Although March sees the start of meteorological spring, it’s still a wonderful time to see the winter constellations.
Our February night skies host some of the most distinctive and spectacular constellations, so wrap up warm and make the most of any clear nights that come around!
2022 brings a host of exciting astronomical events and the long winter nights provide an excellent chance to spend some time under the stars.
December brings the shortest day and longest night of the year – and with more than 16 hours of darkness, it’s the perfect time for some stargazing!
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