Thursday, 27 June 2013

Night Sky Delights

Super moon June 23, 2013, Oxfordshire England  
If you or your kids are science or space mad, worth a look to sign up to NASA's spot the station e-alert ( We signed up for it at the beginning of the year and have managed to see it  orbit around our area twice. They email you the the time and the length of sighting. It's a small window of opportunity,  anywhere from 1 to 4 minutes, so it took us a couple of goes to actually see it.  They also tell
you what direction you will start and finish seeing it in. Quite exciting to see something moving in the night sky and actually know what it is your looking at.

A good time to wish upon a star, is during this summers meteor showers, scheduled for July 27 & 28 and August 11 &12. Also look out for the new moon coming up July 8th, in which it is the best time to see stars and galaxies, if of course, you are fortunate enough for a clear night.  (

1 comment:

  1. Pretty cool. Did not know they had this.