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Sky at Night

Find out what to see in the night sky this month. What meteor showers are active now? Are there any comets to see? When is the next planetary conjunction?, Is there a solar or lunar eclipse soon?

What to See in the Spring Night Sky
14/02/2013Sky at Night
Spring deep sky objects In March and April include the Leo Triplet (M65, M66 and NGC 3628) are a fine sight in a 6 or 8 inch telescope, and there are several open and globular clusters worth observing as well.
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
12/03/2012Sky at Night
The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up in the evening sky, and you can see the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter even before the sky fades completely black. Wrap up warm, head outside and look west!
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Draconid Meteor Shower
08/10/2010Sky at Night
The Annual Draconid Meteor Shower occurs each year around Oct 8th when Earth passes through a minefield of dusty debris from Comet Giacobini-Zinner.
Noctilucent Cloud Season Begins
30/05/2009Sky at Night
The first noctilucent clouds (NLCs) of 2009 have been sighted over northern Europe.
Lyrid Meteor Shower
20/04/2009Sky at Night
Earth is about to enter a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, the source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Expect between 5 to 20 meteors per hour around the peak dates.