Before the usual info, I thought I would mention the Starlink satellites. They are worth looking out for. You can download an app (Apple or Android) to find out when and where they will appear. My neighbour and I saw about 14 or 15 all crossing the sky over a period of eight minutes last week. Rather impressive. [2nd May 2020]
Here is stargazing info for August 2022
Saturn - lies in Capricornus in the south. Visible all night long. At its brightest on 14th August.
Neptune - on the border of Aquarius and Pisces in the east. Rises around 9pm.
Jupiter - rises about 10pm. Is in the constellation Cetus in the east.
Uranus - rises around 11pm in Aries in the east.
Mars - lies in Aries in the east. Rises about 11.30pm. Moves leftwards into Taurus.
Venus - rises about 4am in Gemini in the east but gradually fades during the month into the morning twilight.
Mercury - lost in the Sun's glare this month.
Alpha-Capricornids Active 3/7 to 15/8 Peak 30/7 Hourly rate 5
Southern delta-Aquariids Active 12/7 to 23/8 Peak 30/7 Hourly rate 25
Perseids Active 17/7 to 24/8 Peak 12-13/8 Hourly rate 100
Alpha-Aurigids Active 28/8 to 5/9 Peak1/9 Hourly rate 6
Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.
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