“A small fleet of spacecraft is due to take off for Mars in July, including the NASA Mars 2020 rover ‘Perseverance’, and the first Mars missions from China and the United Arab Emirates. “
For the month of August 2020, the Tsukure Hub on Ayr High Street will be given over to a space and science fiction exhibition organised by
The Moon will be Full on June 5th, with a faint penumbral lunar eclipse, and it will be New on June 21st, on which there will be an annular solar eclipse, visible from central Africa, northern India and China.
The eta Aquarid meteor shower from Halley’s Comet peaks on 5th to 6th May, but moonlight will spoil it this year.
The Moon will be Full on April 8th, which will be a Supermoon, full at its closest to Earth, and the brightest Moon of the year.
The Supermoon over Orkney at 6am on 9th of March 2020. Image by Kenny Armet
There will be a Supermoon on 9th March, when the Moon will be Full and also at its closest to Earth.
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“We are delighted to be developing new pathways for how citizen science can contribute to exploring the changing night sky.”
This quarter also features an elaborate sequence of conjunctions of the Sun, the Moon and all the planets including the Earth