Observing the Moon and Planets

Articles to help you explore our solar system.

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The ‘Loch Ness’ of Venus

The strange saga of the Ashen Light of Venus. Read more ›

Categories: Moon and Planets, Solar System

Telescopes for the Moon

What kind of telescope is best for viewing the Moon? As with so many things, there isn’t a single ‘right’ answer. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started, Moon and Planets, Telescopes and Accessories

Morning of the (Foggy) Red Moon

 

In the early hours of October 8, the lunar disc slipped through the Earth’s shadow for the second time this year. Read more ›

Categories: Moon and Planets, Observing the Sky

Lunar Eclipse Preview

Get ready for Wednesday morning’s big event. Read more ›

Categories: Moon and Planets

Morning Glory

Jupiter, Venus and an Earthlit Moon gathered in the dawn sky. Read more ›

Categories: Gallery, Moon and Planets

Venus and Jupiter Meet

The two brightest planets paired up in the morning twilight. Read more ›

Categories: Gallery, Moon and Planets

Finding Your Way on the Moon

Getting to know our celestial neighbour is a lot easier with a few well-chosen resources. Read more ›

Categories: Book Reviews, Moon and Planets

A Guide to Observing Saturn

Saturn is one of the showpieces of the night sky. As anyone who has viewed the ringed planet through a telescope can attest, its beauty is almost hypnotizing. Read more ›

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Categories: Moon and Planets

View the Moon With Your Binoculars

Many nights, my moongazing time is limited to a few minutes, which is precisely when binoculars are the instrument of choice. Read more ›

Categories: Moon and Planets

Prime Time for Uranus

The solar system’s seventh planet is ideally placed for viewing right now. Read more ›

Categories: Moon and Planets

A Harvest Moon Shines On

The September 19 full Moon rose red and impressed casual skygazers everywhere. Read more ›

Categories: Gallery, Moon and Planets

Luna Says Hello to Venus

On Sunday evening, September 8th, the crescent Moon and Venus  made for an eye-catching  pair. Read more ›

Categories: Gallery, Moon and Planets
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