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Stargazing

Stargazing

05/02/2010, by in Features

The festival that is Up-Helly-A’ is past and the season of fire festivals that herald the return of the sun is in full swing. The length of the night shortens.New moon is on the 14th and full moon is on the 28th.Sunset to 10pmThe moon is out of the sky until the 16th. If you have not ... Read more...

Stargazing: Look out for Geminids

Stargazing: Look out for Geminids

04/12/2009, by in Features

It is already the last month of the calendar year, the month in which the skies start to get lighter as the sun starts its journey north in the sky. We are halfway through the dark sky season in Shetland with the winter solstice at 5.47pm on 21st December.Full moon was on the 2nd, the new moon i... Read more...

Stargazing: What to look up for at night

Stargazing: What to look up for at night

30/10/2009, by in Features

Our local clocks have now moved back to Greenwich Mean Time and follow the movement of the sun.Shetland’s astronomy season has well and truly started. Two years ago November brought us Comet Holm­es, a most unusual naked eye comet. There may be no bright comets fore­cast but there is a spect... Read more...

Stargazing: Halfway through dark sky season

Stargazing: Halfway through dark sky season

28/11/2008, by in Features

THE LAST month of the year, the month in which the skies start to get lighter as the sun starts its journey north in the sky. We are half way through the dark sky season in Shetland. The winter solstice is at four minutes past midday on the 21st.Full moon is on the 12th and the New moon is on th... Read more...

Stargazing: Good time to see space station

Stargazing: Good time to see space station

31/10/2008, by in Features

THE CLOCKS have moved back to Greenwich Mean Time and Shetland’s astronomy season has started. Last year November brought us Comet Holmes. There are no bright comets forecast at present, but then you never know.Sun Rise - Set : Moon Rise - Set1st 7.28am - 4.07pm : 12.45pm - 4.22pm 15th ... Read more...