Sky Notes - May 2016

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Transit of Mercury, Mars at Opposition, Jupiter and Saturn
  • Meteor Showers: Eta Aquarids
  • May 2016 Sky Charts

Sky Notes - April 2016

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn
  • Meteor Showers: Virginids and Alpha Scorpiids
  • April 2016 Sky Charts

Sky Notes - March 2016

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Transit of Io and Europa across Jupiter
  • Spring Equinox
  • Slow Season on Meteor Showers
  • March 2016 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Conjunction of Venus and Saturn
  • Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina: Find with binoculars
  • Closed Season on Meteor Showers
  • February 2016 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Conjunction of Venus and Saturn
  • Meteor Activity: Quadrantids
  • January 2016 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Mercury joins Uranus and Neptune in the evening, Saturn joins Jupiter, Venus and Mars in the morning. Chance of seeing all planets in one night!
  • Meteor Activity: Geminids and Ursids
  • Large Meteor seen from Whitby
  • Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina
  • Winter Solstice
  • December 2015 Sky Charts

Comet Catalina was discovered on 31 October 2013 by the Catalina Sky Survey with their 0.68 meter Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

It is closest to the Sun on 15-Nov-2015... [Read more about Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina]

A large asteroid discovered just a few weeks ago will narrowly miss the Earth on Oct 31st – Halloween. 

Nicknamed “the Great Pumpkin” and “Spooky” but technically known as 2015 TB145, is an estimated 400m wide – 20 times bigger than the meteorite that exploded over Chelyabinsk in 2013... [Read more about Pumpkin or Skull? Asteroid 2015 TB145 "Near Miss"]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Uranus and Neptune in the evening, Jupiter and the Moon joining Venus and Mars in the early morning.
  • Meteor Activity: Leonids and Taurids
  • November 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Uranus at opposition; Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury together in the East
  • Meteor Activity: Orionids, more weak Piscids and the Draconids
  • October 2015 Sky Charts

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