What Can I See in the Sky in October 2022?

It’s autumn and the Sun is now setting before 7pm which means more time for observing. This is exaggerated even more at the end of the month on the 30th of October as summer time ends and the clocks go back 1 hour. October nights can get very chilly so it’s time to start takingContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in October 2022?”

What Can I See in the Sky in September 2022?

Now that September is here, the nights are getting noticeably longer again. On 1st September, sunset is 20:16 and by 22:25 it is completely dark. The weather in September is usually still mild enough so that you can go out and observe comfortably, although the nights can get chilly so it’s time to start takingContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in September 2022?”

What Can I See in the Sky in August 2022?

August is the month that darkness returns. For the sky to be completely dark, the Sun must get at least 18 degrees below the horizon. On 1st August this happens at 00:46 and lasts until 02:24, giving 1 hour 42 mins of darkness. By the end of August this has stretched to 5 hours 48Continue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in August 2022?”

The First James Webb Images

On Christmas Day 2021, astronomers and scientists around the world got the best Christmas present they could have hoped for – the successful launch of the James Webb space telescope. The cost of the telescope was way over budget and had been delayed more times than one could count. Finally, it was in space andContinue reading “The First James Webb Images”

What Can I See in the Sky in July 2022?

For the second month in a row, it doesn’t truly get dark during July. For the sky to be completely dark, the Sun must get at least 18 degrees below the horizon and this only happens on the last 2 days of July from Ireland. The planets are starting to make their way from theContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in July 2022?”

Artemis – The Return to the Moon

Early on the morning of 14th December 1972, Eugene Cernan climbed back into the Apollo 17 capsule and concluded the last EVA (spacewalk) of the Apollo program. With the 50th anniversary of this event approaching in December, Cernan still holds the record for the last human to walk on the Moon. This is all aboutContinue reading “Artemis – The Return to the Moon”

What Can I See in the Sky in June 2022?

It never truly gets dark this month. For the sky to be completely dark, the Sun must get at least 18 degrees below the horizon and this never happens in June from Ireland. The summer solstice occurs this year on 21st June. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, in terms ofContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in June 2022?”

What to See in the Sky in May 2022?

This month sees the evenings grow longer which means less hours of darkness. However, as we are entering the summer, evenings are also getting warmer which makes it more comfortable to go out and enjoy the sky. This month, the highlight will be a total lunar eclipse where the Moon will go a deep redContinue reading “What to See in the Sky in May 2022?”