Want to know more about the night sky and what to see ? Check this out: The Sky Above You – October 2023
The Moon will be New on October 14th, and Full on October 28th. On the night of 28th October there’s a partial lunar eclipse between 8.35 p.m. and 9.53 p.m., visible from the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. British Summer Time ends the following night, the 29th.
The big galaxy in the foreground is named LEDA 2046648, and is seen just over a billion years back in time, while most of the others lie even farther away, and hence are seen even further back in time. Image credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel.
Without it we wouldn’t be here at all, as it is responsible for Earth’s creation and ongoing development, which includes us as temporary tenants, and one day in the far future it will likely be responsible for the destruction of the Solar System when it runs out of hydrogen, becomes a red giant which will likely swallow us up before collapsing inward, exploding and throwing the remaining planets into space after roasting them and drenching them with huge amounts of radiation that even Factor 5 million sunscreen and a duffle coat wouldn’t stop.
“The book begins with a history of brewing; I did feel that more might have been made of the distinction between Real Ale and cask-conditioned beer, particularly since the CAMRA revolution is often quoted as the most successful consumer protest of modern times. From there it goes on to a history of the public house”
With the evening sky becoming darker as the year goes on, the brighter stars are becoming more prominent and the constellation figures are coming back
“In early 1967 the late Prof. Oscar Schwiglhofer , founder of the Scottish Branch of the British Interplanetary Society which by then had become independent as ASTRA, was given the chance to use a simulation of a Moon landing on a Strathclyde University computer programme.”
Interested in finding out more about The Moon? The Orkney News has several articles about The Moon, many of them written by space expert Duncan Lunan.
Artist’s rendition of the proposed solar shield tethered to an asteroid as a counterweight. Image credit: Credit: Brooks Bays/UH Institute for Astronomy
The Moon will be Full on August 3rd, and again on August 31st, a ‘Blue Moon’ Full twice in the same month, and both of them ‘Supermoons’ when it is at its closest to Earth as well as Full.