What To See and When

There are some excellent websites that provide information for what's in the sky tonight and for the days ahead.

'skyatnight' is not going to try and re-invent the wheel when it comes to these predictions and wishes to direct you to some very helpful sites that assist in this area.

 

When best to see these planets?

At the moment many of our planets are out early morning just before sunrise

(click a planet below and then select your planet from the picture strip

then use the slider to change the time of day, or scroll down to pick your planet)

(credit - 'TimeandDate')

Mercury
Mercury.png
Venus
Venus.jpg
Mars
Jupiter
Mars.jpg
Jupiter.jpg
Saturn
Saturn 1.jpg
Uranus
Neptune
Uranus (Voyager 2).jpg
Neptune.jpg
 
The Sun.jpg

MONDAY JULY 4TH

DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!
During it's orbit around our Sun the Earth is as at it's farthest from the Sun today (aphelion)




 
Mars Grand Canyon.jpg

FRIDAY JULY 22ND

Mars sits above right to the moon tonight (east/north east), look from about 00:40 BST



 
Earths Moon Far Side (NASA).jpg

WEDNESDAY JULY 13TH

During 2022 the moon is at it's closest to Earth at 19:38 BST so the best full moon of 2022





 
Sirius Location.png

THURSDAY 28TH JULY

New moon so a great night for star gazing and catching those planets and comets without a bright moon around

 
Image by Justin W

THURSDAY 14TH JULY

Look up the details for the comet 'C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) go to:
https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/large-comet-c-2017-k2-panstarrs-summer-2022/ as it makes its closest approach to planet Earth on July 14

Check out the latest at the links below....

Schools Sky At Night Time Table

(don't forget to select your country & town or city)
'Transit' - means highest point in the skyline

 
Meteor Showers
Time Table