The Spring Night Sky

Spring is traditionally the season for spotting Galaxies - in the constellations of Leo and Virgo and a few others scattered across the less-well known constellations such as Coma etc.

As well as galaxies, in Spring 2017, there is the ongoing observation of Venus - the Evening Star - which is currently showing a  pronounced - and thinning - crescent as it moves in its orbit around the Sun with respect to Earth.

Also in the next few months the giant Planets Jupiter and Saturn are on show.

Though nights are getting shorter there is still plenty of opportunity to view a dark skies until well into April provided you don't mind burning the midnight oil.

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