Starwatch: The July night sky


The Sun is creeping southwards again, but it may be late July before we notice that our nights are perceptibly longer and darker. While we do have chances to spy all the planets, Mercury and…

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Starwatch: Lunar eclipse


Wednesday’s total eclipse of the Moon may be the most striking for years but observers in Britain must be content with a view of only the closing act of the drama. The Moon stands over…

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