31
JAN
2017

Venus, Mars and a Crescent Moon Make for a Kooky Smile in the Evening Sky on 31 January 2017!

Got a clear sky tonight 31 January 2017? If you’re lucky enough to get a break in the cloud cover cast your eyes westwards for a giant kooky smile in the sky at about 6pm! Venus, Mars and a thin crescent moon are all gathered in the same part of the sky early evening. You’
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31
JAN
2017

Watch the International Space Station over the UK in February 2017

From 1st February 2017 to 13th February 2017 the International Space Station (ISS) is visible every evening over the UK at various times between 5:45pm to 7:15pm. It’s easy to spot on any clear evening as it is the brightest moving object in the evening sky. It does not flash or
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09
JAN
2016

Look for Mars, Saturn and Venus in the January Morning Sky

Clear and frosty January mornings this year are the perfect time to look for Mars, Saturn and Venus ahead of sunrise. Mars is easiest to see. It hangs almost due south in the morning sky about +25 degrees above the horizon between 6am – 7am. Look for a rusty-red coloured star-li
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06
DEC
2015

See Three Planets and a Comet on Christmas Morning 2015

Christmas morning 2015 offers a spectacular three-planet gathering over the UK and Europe ahead of sunrise, and a comet too. Look to your south and south-east at between 6am to 7am on December 25th and you’ll see three bright lights shining among the stars in the sky. Venus is b
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09
OCT
2015

Watch Venus, Jupiter and Mars Dance on the Eastern Horizon this October

October 2015 sees three bright planets perform an elaborate dance over the eastern horizon ahead of sunrise. Venus, Jupiter and Mars all jostle for position in the morning sky, forming lines and triangle patterns as they subtly shift relative to each other throughout the month, and in
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18
SEP
2015

See Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Regulus in the Morning Sky

The second half of September 2015 sees Venus, Mars and Jupiter all gathered together in the morning sky ahead of dawn. The three planets stretch in a line reaching down towards the eastern horizon through the constellation of Leo. Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, adds to the drama
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02
SEP
2015

Venus, Mars and Crescent Moon Gather in the September Morning Sky

Venus, Mars and a Crescent Moon gather together for a spectacular conjunction in the morning sky this September. From the UK look to your eastern horizon from 5am onwards on the mornings of 9 – 11 September 2015 to get a glimpse of this gorgeous celestial trio. Find Venus, Mars
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10
JUN
2015

See the June 2015 Venus and Jupiter Evening Sky Show

Venus and Jupiter are putting on a spectacular show in the evening sky this June. The two brightest planets in the night sky are gathered together over the western horizon after sunset, offering us a striking celestial backdrop to our views of June’s late night twilight skies. A
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07
MAY
2015

Venus Swings By the Messier 35 Star Cluster

Binoculars, telescopes and cameras at the ready! For three nights in May Venus glides into the same field of view as the Messier 35 star cluster in the constellation of Gemini in what promises to be a spectacular celestial encounter. The brightest planet in our night sky is currently
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27
APR
2015

See Four Planets in One May Evening

The first two weeks of May 2015 offer us an excellent opportunity to see four of our solar system’s planets in one evening. First up is fleeting Mercury. The closest planet to the sun never rises high enough to be seen against a really dark sky. Instead we need to be looking out
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