Sky Notes - July 2022

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • July Meteors 
  • Noctilucent cloud sightings
  • July Night Sky
  • July 2022 Sky Charts

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So often clouded out, rained off, even blown away, our first scheduled star party of the summer on June 11th from the West Cliff coincided with some fine evening conditions, allowing some fine views of the waxing gibbous moon, and to test out some equipment ...sort of.   [Read more about Star Party - Report and Schedule ]

By late July, evenings gradually become darker once again, allowing more time for observers to explore and appreciate the summer night sky.  

The brightest stars emerge around 22:15h: isolated jewels dotted around the heavens.  Of these, three form a large asterism known as the 'Summer Triangle', visible in UK skies until well into autumn.  The three stars, Altair, Deneb and Vega, are all bright, main sequence stars, but of very different nature.. [Read more about The Summer Triangle Stars ]

Brian Jones, the Editor of the Yearbook of Astronomy has organised a convention, called the Yearbook of Astronomy Convention, which he hopes will become an annual event and will include guest speakers... [Read more about Yearbook of Astronomy Convention - 2022]


A Public Star Party, weather permitting, near the Captain Cook monument on West Cliff  (setting-up from 21:00hrs). Lunar Observations.

Solar & Lunar Observations.

11 June, 2022 - 21:00 to 23:00
Captain Cook Headland
West Cliff
near YO21 3HA Whitby
United Kingdom