The eta Aquarid meteor shower from Halley’s Comet peaks on 5th to 6th May, but moonlight will spoil it this year.
The Sky Above You – April 2020
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
The Sky Above You – March 2020
There will be a Supermoon on 9th March, when the Moon will be Full and also at its closest to Earth.
Planets As Potatoes?
How did the planets form?
BY STEVE DRURY
Making a Movie of the Night Sky
“We are delighted to be developing new pathways for how citizen science can contribute to exploring the changing night sky.”
The Sky Above You – January 2020
This quarter also features an elaborate sequence of conjunctions of the Sun, the Moon and all the planets including the Earth
Asteroid Impacts: Amateur Astronomers Asked to Help
Amateur astronomers are being asked to help with a European-wide mission to prevent future asteroid impacts.
First View of Andromeda Galaxy Through a Telescope: #OnThisDay
“like a candle seen at night through a horn”
The Sky Above You – December 2019
The Moon will be Full on December 12th, New on December 26th.