The planet Mercury will reappear in the evening sky with Venus in December, at greatest elongation from the Sun on December 21st, coinciding with the winter solstice.
“In space, no one can hear you scream. But sometimes it’s tempting.”
For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system.
The Moon will be Full on July 13th, which will be a Supermoon, at Full when at its nearest to Earth (perigee).
Before dawn will be the best time to see the Tau Herculid shower from Comet Schwassman-Wachman 3, on the night of May 31st – June 1st, although in Scotland, especially in the far north, the sky will probably be too bright to see many.
“In 1974 Prof. Gerard O’Neill published his proposals for large free-flying settlements in space, following earlier suggestions by Tsiolkovsky, Bernal and others.”
“And high overhead and all moving about,/There were thousands of millions of stars.”
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“Venus is brilliant in the morning sky through the month.”