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?”

What Can I See in the Sky in March 2022?

The month of March is upon us which means it’s officially spring. The spring equinox occurs on 20th March. This is the time when the Sun crosses the celestial equator and the length of the day and night are equal. After this the nights will be shorter than the days. In Ireland, the clocks alsoContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in March 2022?”

What Can I See in the Sky in January 2022?

We have now passed the winter solstice and although we won’t really notice it yet, the days are starting to get longer. Despite this, we are still in the depths of winter and January is one of the coldest months of the year. You would expect that the coldest days of the year would coincideContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in January 2022?”

What Can I See in the Sky in December 2021?

The month of December sees the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. One could argue that for this reason, December is one of the best months in the year for stargazing. Although it gets very cold at night, so wrapping up warm is essential. This year the winter solstice occurs on the 21stContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in December 2021?”

What Can I See in the Sky in November 2021?

Now that the clocks have gone back it is dark early and you don’t have to stay up late to go out and observe the sky. Given that it is November, it will be cold and you will need to wrap up warm or your night outside will quickly become very unpleasant. This month willContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in November 2021?”

What Can I See in the Sky in October 2021?

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, when, on the 31st of October 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 2021?”

What Can I See in the Sky in September 2021?

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 2021?”