The annual Perseid meteor shower from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the Great Comet of 1862, will peak on the night of 12/13th August, but will be spoiled by moonlight this year.
Duncan Lunan who writes the popular astronomy features for The Orkney News was on BBC Radio Scotland on Friday.
“From the Moon to the Stars is the first of two collections of my space-travel stories to be published by Other Side Books.”
A new book by Duncan Lunan who writes the astronomy column in The Orkney News will be out this month – From The Moon To The Stars.
The Moon will be New on July 2nd and Full on July 16th, when it will rise about 9 p.m. during a partial eclipse.
The Moon will be New on June 3rd and Full on June 17th. This year the summer solstice falls on June 21st.
The Moon will be New on May 4th and Full on May 18th.
The Moon will be New on April 5th and Full on April 19th. On the evening of April 13th the Moon passes through the cluster Praesepe, in Cancer, ending at 11 p.m. (BST) well before moonset.
The Moon will be New on March 6th and Full on March 21st, the day after the Spring Equinox. It will be the third successive ‘Supermoon’ when the Moon is Full at its closest to Earth.
The Moon will be New on February 4th and Full on February 19th, another ‘Supermoon’ when the Moon is Full at its closest to Earth.