Sky Notes - July 2021

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • Partial solar eclipse review
  • July Meteors  
  • Noctilucent cloud season -peak month
  • July 2021 Sky Charts

We have had the first 'successful' star party on the West Cliff for well over a year. At least we called it successful...  [Read more about Summer star parties - update ]

The next instalment of Paul Money's Night Scenes almanac is now available on PDF or Kindle e book format. Details are as follows..


The Harp - Lyra

Summer evenings from the UK are annoyingly light throughout July, with bright twilight persisting until after 2200hrs. Overhead, the sky is dominated by the large asterism known as the 'summer triangle', three prominent stars each marking an apex of this large shape, the brightest of which is the lovely stellar jewel of Vega in the constellation of Lyra - the Harp. Let's go and pluck a few strings.    [Read more about The Harp - Lyra ]

Perseverance and Ingenuity are continuing to expand their horizons on the red planet, with Ingenuity making an 8th flight and Percy undertaking roving science. The Chinese Zhurong rover is also on the move, and taking selfies.  [Read more about More (brief) Tidings from Mars ]

Society Wedding

A wedding in the Society - the first in 25 years.  

  [Read more about Society Wedding ]