Eyes on the Night Sky - June 2021
Welcome to the June edition of Eyes on the Night Sky. Astronomical twilight continues for the whole of this month but you can still go outside and enjoy the night sky. The Moon and planets can be enjoyed with the unaided eyes, through telescopes and binoculars and just gazing into a deep blue night sky with a smattering of sparkling stars can be a beautiful experience.
Eyes on the Night Sky - May 2021
Welcome to our monthly astronomy article for May. We have selected the best objects in the night sky to make the most of the darkness that remains in May, as in Wales from 18th May, we move into astronomical twilight instead of true night, as the sun sets no lower than 18 degrees below the horizon.
Eyes on the Night Sky – April 2021
Welcome to the April edition of Eyes on the Night Sky, where we will select the best night sky objects to discover with the unaided eyes, binoculars and telescopes.
Eyes on the Night Sky - March 2021
March heralds the start of not one, but two ‘springs’! Meteorological spring on the 1st of the month and astronomical spring starts on 20th March. The difference between the two is that the astronomical spring (or Spring Equinox) is related to the position of the Earth’s orbit in relation to the Sun and marks the moment the Sun crosses the imaginary celestial equator in the sky that is directly above the earth’s equivalent and lies 90 degrees from the Earth’s poles. Meteorological Spring is based on the Gregorian calendar and the annual cycle of temperatures.
Eyes on the Night Sky - February 2021
Welcome to Eyes on the Night Sky for February, where we will select the best night sky objects to view using telescopes, binoculars or just the eyes.
The nights are still dark for a long time which makes it ideal for people who don’t want to stay up late to study the night sky. Most of the objects listed in this month’s edition can be easily seen in a brighter sky and do not require travel to a dark site.