26
MAR
2014

Mars Sketches from March 2014

March 2014 sees Mars drawing close to Earth. When viewed in a telescope using high magnification the Red Planet is now easily resolved into a dusky orange disc. Eagle-eyed observers will start to spot markings on the Martian surface, along with bright white patches, particularly on th
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18
MAR
2014

Watch the Moon and Saturn Conjunction on 21st March 2014

In the early hours of Friday 21st March 2014 the waning gibbous Moon draws in very close to Saturn in the post-midnight sky for a spectacular Moon-Saturn conjunction. Our Moon and Saturn will in fact appear so close together that you’ll be able to fit the Moon’s northern l
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12
MAR
2014

International Space Station over UK Skies on March Mornings

Following on from Channel 4’s Live from Space season the International Space Station (ISS) can be seen for real over UK skies this March, all by just looking up at the sky from the ground. You’ll have to get up early. The best times to see the ISS in March 2014 are between
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12
MAR
2014

See Mars at its Best in March and April 2014

Mars rises to prominence in the evening sky during March and April 2014. The Red Planet is drawing ever-closer to Earth as we move through March, reaching opposition to the Sun on 8th April 2014, and making its closest approach to Earth some six nights later on 14th April 2014. Its br
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03
MAR
2014

Catch Bright Venus at Sunrise in March

March 2014 is a great time to catch Venus in the morning sky. It rises 60 minutes ahead of sunrise in the SE, and shines with immense brilliance in dawn’s weak light. As the March morning Sun pushes up towards the horizon so Venus rises higher into the sky in the South East. At
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02
MAR
2014

Jupiter Big and Bright in the March Evening Sky

Jupiter in the Night Sky March 2014 Jupiter continues to outshine all of the stars in the evening sky this March. Its bright white light can be seen high up in the South as darkness falls. Through the evening the giant planet glides westwards inside a rectangle framework  of stars tha
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