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The August night sky

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Main |

Although the nights are still short they are slowly lengthening. This August will be a spectacular month so far as the night sky is concerned. If you have wanted to spot all eight planets of the Solar System in a single night, here is your chance. You can’t miss Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in the evening sky, and a good pair of binoculars will assist you to...

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Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2020 in Main |

Comet Neowise, which was discovered in late March by a space telescope, is going to be visible in the UK with the naked eye throughout July. The comet is rare in that it survived a close encounter with the sun, passing at roughly the same distance as Mercury. During its closest approach to Earth Neowise will be about 64 million miles away – or about 400...

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