Night Sky

The Autumn Night Sky

With the passing of the Summer months the skies are getting darker and the nights longer,

The main thing to see is the Milky Way - along with a very special summer phenomenon - Noctilucent clouds. These are crated when sunlight reflects/refracts off very high placed ice crystals and may show up as iridescent coloured 'fishnet' style clouds that are often only see around a few hours either side of midnight [1am BST!], when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.

The Planets are moving around and later in the year most will be lost to solar conjunctions.

In the Autumn skies we begin to see familar constelaltions such as Cygnus, Andromeda and there are a few good meteor showers to look forward to in October and November.

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