Scruton Sky at Night – July 2021

Sky at Night

The night skies are still very light, making celestial viewing difficult. But with the passing of the Summer Solstice in June we will be gradually getting shorter days and hence darker nights.

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Scruton Sky at Night – March 2021

Sky at Night

The skies are gradually getting lighter in the evening with the Spring Equinox on 20 March – equal day and night, and the change to BST on 28 March when the clocks go forward one hour.

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Scruton Sky at Night (Mars Special)

Jezero Crater, Mars

The night skies are fairly ‘quiet’ this month with a full Moon on the 27th. There is, however, a close encounter on the evening of the 18th between the crescent Moon and, just above it, the planet Mars.

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Scruton Sky at Night – December 2020

Sky at Night December 2020

At 7 am on 12  December the thin waning crescent Moon will be low in the SE, with Venus to the lower left. This should be a spectacle as the Earth will be illuminating the night hemisphere of the Moon.

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Scruton Sky at Night – November 2020

Sky at night - November 2020

Darker skies mean better viewing in November. From the 5th onward, the constellation Orion is visible, low at first in the ESE sky but rising higher, ending November fairly high in the SE.

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Scruton Sky at Night

The planet Mars is very well placed for most of the month, high up in the evening sky to the south around midnight. 

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