15
AUG
2014

Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 Heads into the August Evening Sky

August 2014 sees Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 blaze an icy trail through the evening sky. Look to the north-east after dark to watch Comet Jacques glide swiftly through the constellations of Perseus, Cassiopeia and Cepheus as it heads towards a 30th August rendezvous with Mu Cephei –
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07
AUG
2014

Mars and Saturn in Two Close Encounters this August

Mars and Saturn are close to each other in the August evening sky this year. Look low to your south-west about an hour and a half after sunset to find two star-like objects about 10-degrees above the horizon. They’ll be the brightest stellar-like objects that you can see with th
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04
AUG
2014

Lights Out August 4th 2014 – Look at the Stars and Remember Them

Between 10pm and 11pm on August 4th 2014 the people of Britain are encouraged to light a candle and turn their lights out in remembrance of those who fell in World War One. We should also go outside and look at the stars. The star patterns and constellations that you see tonight are t
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01
AUG
2014

August 2014 Perseids Meteor Shower Set for Moonlit UK Maximum

Meteor Image by Mike Lewinski The August 2014 Perseids Meteor Shower is already underway in the night skies above the UK. Look high up overhead and to your north-east on any clear evening in early August to catch the first shooting stars of this wonderful celestial event screeching ac
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27
JUL
2014

Watch the 10 August 2014 Supermoon Rise Big and Bright in UK Skies

Get Ready for the 10 August 2014 Supermoon The full moon of  Sunday 10 August 2014 is a Supermoon. At a distance of just 356,879kms from Earth, it is the closest full perigee moon to us in 2014, appearing more than 13% bigger in the night sky than compared to the full moon of January
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23
JUL
2014

Chase Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 Along the Summer Milky Way

After surviving its encounter with our Sun Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 is now climbing into the morning sky ahead of sunrise for northern hemisphere observers. Throughout July and early August 2014 Jacques blazes a path up from the north-east horizon through the constellations of Auriga a
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21
JUL
2014

Best Times to See International Space Station in August 2014

August 2014 sees the International Space Station (ISS) make a series of spectacular late evening passes over UK skies. The action begins just after midnight on Sunday 3 August with a 9-minute passage of the ISS . Look for a bright white light gliding across the August night sky, and m
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08
JUL
2014

Catch Bright Venus and Mercury Ahead of July’s Rising Sun

Early risers in July this year might notice a bright light rising over the north-east horizon just as it starts to get light at around 3am. Thankfully it is no alien invasion, but is in fact the planet Venus. Other than the Moon Venus is the brightest object in the early morning sky t
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