Until late August the sky remains in the twilight throughout the night in Kendal.
On on the evening of Saturday 6th July, there will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse
Noctilucent cloud (NCL) has been witnessed more frequently this year by members. The better times to keep our eyes out are after midnight.The summer constellation of Sagittarius appears low to the south in summer months through the Milky Way. Saturn and Jupiter come into sight after dusk. Of particular interest may be the globular cluster M22.
Overhead the Summer Triangle and the constellation of Lyra there is the double of doubles star Epsilon Lyre (the first double visible to the acute eye), the globular cluster M57 the Ring Nebula and nearby in Hercules globular cluster M13.
See also Ian Morison’s Night Sky this Month on the Jodrell Bank site.
Next Observing Evening
We need members to organise one or more Observing evening.
The next Proposed observing Evenings
- The third week in September
- Time: 8:00pm
- Place: Boundary Bank Lane car park
- When the forecast looks feasible and an organiser is available the text here will give a proposed date and change from red to amber.
- On the proposed afternoon, if and when the observing session is confirmed (by 4:30PM), the text will confirm the time and change from amber to green.