What Can I See in the Sky in August 2021?

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 2021?”

What Can I See in the Sky in June 2021?

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 2021?”

What to See in the Sky in May 2021?

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 Venus which is returning to the evening sky and will be visibleContinue reading “What to See in the Sky in May 2021?”

What is Light Pollution and Why Should You Care?

If one is lucky enough to live in a rural location you can look up on a clear night and see the Andromeda Galaxy which is 2.5 million lightyears away. That isn’t true for those that live in, or close to a town, village or city. From the heart of a city, one would beContinue reading “What is Light Pollution and Why Should You Care?”