Sky Notes - March 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Uranus and Mars align
  • Meteor Activity: almost none to speak of
  • Comet Lovejoy: finding it in March
  • March 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus: close encounters with Neptune and Mars
  • Meteor Activity: Aurigids
  • Comet Lovejoy: info and Member photos
  • February 2015 Sky Charts

Originally expected to be a reasonable binocular object under dark skies, comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, has surprised us all, becoming a naked eye object visible in the winter sky to the South during January... [Read more about Sky Notes Special: Comet C/2014Q2 Lovejoy]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Return of Saturn...
  • Meteor Activity: The Quadrantids...
  • Photos of the Winter Solstice...
  • January 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Return of Saturn...
  • Meteor Activity: Geminids - the brightest shower...
  • Winter Solstice
  • Philae: Touchdown.... Touchdown... touchdown.
  • December 2014 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Mercury appears before dawn...
  • Meteor Activity: Leonids and Taurids
  • Comet C/2013A1 Siding Spring passes Mars
  • Rosetta Comet Chase: Update
  • November 2014 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Mars and Saturn very low, Uranus and Neptune visible with a scope, Jupiter and Mercury visible to early risers...
  • Comet Watch: Comet C/2013A1 Siding Spring in a near miss with Mars
  • Meteor Watch: Tail end of the Piscids
  • October 2014 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Autumnual equinox, Mars and Saturn in the evening, Jupiter and Venus in the dawn sky, and Comet C/2012K1 PANSTARRS becomes a binocular object near Jupiter - maybe...
  • Meteor Watch: Tail end of the Piscids
  • September 2014 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Mars and Saturn are visible in the evening sky, with Mars drawing ever closer to Saturn as the month progresses. The planetary highlight of the month is however to be found in the dawn sky...
  • Meteor Watch: The peak of the Perseid meteor shower this year coincides with an almost full moon...
  • August 2014 Sky Charts
  • UPDATE Mega Moon: details of the Mega Moon on August 10th!

Planetary SkylightsIn this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Mercury all visible this month, as well as two asteroids (Ceres and Vesta)
  • Meteor Watch: Capri-Cornids, Alpha-Cygnids and Delta-Aquarids visible this month
  • July 2014 Sky Charts: a view of the constellations in July's night sky

  [Read more about Planetary Skylights - July 2014]

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