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    • colinw
    • By colinw 27th Oct 16, 3:30 PM
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    Astronomy and General Sky stuff!
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    • 27th Oct 16, 3:30 PM
    Astronomy and General Sky stuff! 27th Oct 16 at 3:30 PM
    Early tomorrow morning any early risers (not sure if that includes Andybez38) can see the crescent Moon and Jupiter quite close together.



    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/conjunction-jupiter-crescent-moon-pre-dawn-sky/
    Last edited by colinw; 27-10-2016 at 3:32 PM.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 7th Feb 17, 6:22 PM
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    Finally got a decent view of the moon and planets as the skies are clear for the moment. I expect it will cloud over again just as the ISS is due......
    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Feb 17, 7:11 PM
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    Finally got a decent view of the moon and planets as the skies are clear for the moment. I expect it will cloud over again just as the ISS is due......
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    I may have embellished saying it is there for 4 minutes. It is probably more like 1or 2 at around 7:18
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 8th Feb 17, 8:33 PM
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    ISS sightings...

    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 10th Feb 17, 6:33 PM
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    All you people with clear skies, get off your bums and go look at that spectacular moon.

    Actually past it's best now, was most impressive when it first rose, but still worth a look.

    There is an eclipse of sorts tonight, a penumbral lunar eclipse, it's a snow moon plus there's a comet thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately the best sightings of this will be in the early hours of the morning.

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/10/full-moon-comet-and-lunar-eclipse-are-all-happening-tonight-at-the-same-time-6439344/
    • colinw
    • By colinw 28th Feb 17, 6:29 PM
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    Just a quick heads up that the crescent Moon and Venus look nice in the South Western sky....
    • colinw
    • By colinw 28th Feb 17, 7:37 PM
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    Actually Orion is quite glorious in the sky at the moment as well dominating the Southern Sky...
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 28th Feb 17, 8:51 PM
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    Just a quick heads up that the crescent Moon and Venus look nice in the South Western sky....
    Originally posted by colinw


    I was wondering which planet that was when I saw it last night
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Mar 17, 12:43 AM
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    Just a quick heads up that the crescent Moon and Venus look nice in the South Western sky....
    Originally posted by colinw
    Yes, there was a crescent moon, (with Venus above), but it also had that ring of light around the outline of the moon! Gorgeous!

    But what is that called? I can't remember!
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 1st Mar 17, 9:08 AM
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    Yes, there was a crescent moon, (with Venus above), but it also had that ring of light around the outline of the moon! Gorgeous!

    But what is that called? I can't remember!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You might mean the Penumbra...I could see that as well
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 1st Mar 17, 10:05 AM
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    Didn't see the penumbra but the moon and Venus were stunning.

    We were so lucky as yesterday is had been as black as spades all day, yet the sky cleared beautifully around 6 ish
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Mar 17, 10:42 AM
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    You might mean the Penumbra...I could see that as well
    Originally posted by colinw
    You see the crescent moon.
    Then from the horns of the crescent there is a very, very thin line of light circling the moon, which looks black in the middle.

    Is that the penumbra?
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 1st Mar 17, 6:42 PM
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    Just a quick mention that the Moon and Venus look good tonight again in the South East
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 3rd Mar 17, 6:07 AM
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    Next lot of ISS sightings, times are for Birmingham.

    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 11th Mar 17, 9:06 AM
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    Upcoming ISS sightings

    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 23rd Mar 17, 7:24 PM
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    Upcoming ISS times

    • fussypensioner
    • By fussypensioner 24th Mar 17, 11:24 AM
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    STARGAZING LIVE BBC2 28th-30th March

    with Brian Cox. Free inside tomorrow's Mail is a giant glossy doubled sided poster. I will give it to my grandson.
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    • jrtfan
    • By jrtfan 27th Mar 17, 9:35 PM
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    Red alert issued for possible aurora visibility anywhere in the UK tonight. Activity can be monitored on http://www.aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk Good luck, if you go spotting!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 28th Mar 17, 8:49 AM
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    Red alert issued for possible aurora visibility anywhere in the UK tonight. Activity can be monitored on http://www.aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk Good luck, if you go spotting!
    Originally posted by jrtfan

    Cloudy here last night so no chance
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 1st Apr 17, 6:51 AM
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 1st Apr 17, 5:28 PM
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    STARGAZING LIVE BBC2 28th-30th March

    with Brian Cox. Free inside tomorrow's Mail is a giant glossy doubled sided poster. I will give it to my grandson.
    Originally posted by fussypensioner
    I recorded that and watched the first two today. I see even down under they had cloud and rain, still very interesting though. I was lucky enough to see the Southern sky at Ayres Rock many years ago on a Moonless night and it was just unreal. As they explained on the star gazing you are looking towards the centre of the Galaxy in the South and the Milky Way is just stunning. It is so bright that parts of it do actually look like cloud. I am liking the typical Oz astronomer tgey had on.
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