Night Sky

The Summer Night Sky

Summer brings longer brighter [hopefully] days and as a consequence shorter nights.

This restricts the hours of darkness during June, July and August to no more than about 6 hours at most.

The main thing to see is the Summer Milky Way - along with a very special summer phenomenon - Noctilucent clouds. These are crated when sunlight reflects/refracts off very high placed ice crystals and may show up as iridescent coloured 'fishnet' style clouds that are often only see around a few hours either side of midnight [1am BST!], when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.

The Planets are moving around and later in the year most will be lost to solar conjunctions.

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