Nobody has seen a lunar eclipse from a lunar viewpoint, though artists have been fascinated by the prospect for a long time.
The planet Mercury is at its best for the year in May, higher than Venus in the evening sky for most of the month.
In anticipation of the Chang’e 5 returned sample analysis, Duncan Lunan reviews what we have learned to date.
Part 5 of Duncan Lunan’s Guide looks at The Moon
Part 4 of our beginner’s guide is about The Sun
“The most obvious way to tell someone else where to look for something in the sky, would be to give its height above the horizon and bearing left or right from some landmark. “
The Moon will be New on April 12th, and it will be Full on April 27h.
In part 2 Duncan Lunan explores star maps and how to use them.
To be an amateur astronomer on any level involves learning the constellations of the night sky.
The Moon will be New on March 13th, and it will be Full on March 28th. That will be a ‘supermoon’, when the Moon is Full two days before its nearest to Earth.