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The Night Sky This Month: July 2022

July 1, 2022 James Miller 0

Sky watchers can look forward to observing a Super Moon in July, as well as the annual Delta Aquarids meteor shower, noted for their persistent ionized gas trails. This month, planetary viewing remains difficult for […]

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The Night Sky This Month: May 2022

May 1, 2022 James Miller 0

There’s a wealth of astronomical occurrences to delight in May. Look out for the Eta Aquarids, a Halley’s Comet associated meteor shower, producing around 30 meteors per hour during its peak on the nights of […]

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The Night Sky This Month: April 2022

April 1, 2022 James Miller 0

The arrival of April heralds warmer weather as the northern hemisphere tilts towards the Sun causing temperatures to rise. Meanwhile, the winter constellations are beginning to move away from view in the western part of […]

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The Night Sky This Month: February 2022

January 30, 2022 James Miller 0

Lying on the celestial equator, Orion is the most recognizable constellation in the heavens throughout the world. Furthermore, there’s no better time to observe Orion than in February’s early evening sky, as well as the […]

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The Night Sky This Month: January 2022

December 30, 2021 James Miller 0

The biggest news story of 2021 is undoubtedly the successful launch of the James Webb Space Telescope- almost 25 years after it was first proposed. Although the image above was taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft […]

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The Night Sky This Month: November 2021

October 30, 2021 James Miller 0

With a diameter of 800,000 light-years, this spiral galaxy, designated UGC 2885, is eight times bigger than the Milky Way, which places it among the biggest spiral galaxies we know to exist. However, this galaxy’s […]

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