23
OCT
2014

Watch the Moon’s Close Encounter with Mars on 28th October

On Tuesday 28th October the Moon makes a close approach to the planet Mars in the UK evening sky. Look low to the south-west after sunset to see a thin crescent moon sat above a bright star-like object that shines a red-orange colour. The two objects, separated by about 6-degrees of s
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09
OCT
2014

2014 Orionids Meteor Shower Set to Peak on 20-21 October

Shooting star activity from the 2014 Orionids Meteor Shower has already started. The first meteors from this annual event were seen streaking across the sky on 2nd October. Skywatchers can expect to see a steady increase in the number of meteors per hour through to the Shower’s
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06
OCT
2014

Best Dates and Times for the International Space Station in October UK Skies

ISS – Image Credit NASA The International Space Station (ISS) makes a series of bright evening passes over UK skies during October 2014. You can see the ISS with your naked eye as a continuous bright white light moving at a consistent speed across the night sky from west to east
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02
OCT
2014

See Jupiter and the Great Red Spot in the October Morning Sky

Jupiter shines as a beacon of bright white light towards the east ahead of sunrise this October. From the UK during the first week of the month you’ll find this gas giant rising above the ENE horizon at around 2am. Each successive week then sees Jupiter rising a little earlier,
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01
OCT
2014

See the Mars-Comet Siding Spring Encounter LIVE!

On Sunday 19th October 2014 Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)  is set to hurtle past the planet Mars in a close encounter unlikely to be repeated in our lifetime. The comet is predicted to come to within 135,000 kms  of the planet’s surface – or roughly a third of the distan
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19
SEP
2014

October 2014 Total Eclipse of the Moon Not Visible from UK

On 8th October 2014 millions of people around the world get the opportunity to view a total eclipse of the moon. Best views of the eclipse are from North America and parts of South America in the morning sky ahead of sunrise, and across New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Russia in the e
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