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Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month.

Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month.

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United States

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Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month.

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English


Episodes

The night sky for December 2021

12/18/2021
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during December 2021. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Mars Venus Highlights of the Month Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske from the Carter Science Centre in New Zealand speaks about the Southern Hemisphere night sky during December 2021. In the southern hemisphere it is summertime but everything else is the same, we too are preparing for Christmas and to celebrate the anniversary of...

Duration:00:24:07

The night sky for May 2021

5/21/2021
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during May 2021. The Planets Highlights of the Month Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske from the Carter Science Centre in New Zealand speaks about the Southern Hemisphere night sky during May 2021. Kia Ora from New Zealand, this is Haritina Mogosanu And Samuel Leske from Wellington New Zealand, we are here with the night sky in May 2021. If we look at the night sky long enough to observe...

Duration:00:27:01

The night sky for November 2020

12/2/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during November 2020. Highlights of the Month Early November - still a good time to view Mars. November early mornings: November Meteors. November, evening: the Double Cluster and the 'Demon Star', Algol. November: find M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy - and perhaps M33 in Triangulum. November: find Uranus. November 13th - 1 hour before sunrise - Venus, Mercury and Spica and a thin crescent...

Duration:00:07:53

The night sky for October 2020

10/28/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during October 2020. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Mars Venus Highlights of the Month October - a great month to view Mars. October - Find Neptune October, evening: the Double Cluster and the 'Demon Star', Algol. October: find M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy - and perhaps M33 in Triangulum October 2nd - 1 hour before sunrise - Venus and Regulus October 10th - before dawn: The third...

Duration:00:20:31

The night sky for September 2020

9/21/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during September 2020. Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske from the Carter Science Centre in New Zealand speaks about the Southern Hemisphere night sky during September 2020. The First point of Libra These fancy words are naming the point on the celestial map where from Earth it looks like the Sun shifts celestial hemispheres. As the Sun is changing its position in relation to the background...

Duration:00:28:23

The night sky for August 2020

8/7/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during August 2020. The Planets Jupiter. Saturn. Mercury Mars, Venus Highlights August - a great month to view Jupiter. August: Look for the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. August 1st - late evening: Jupiter, Saturn and a waxing gibbous Moon. August 9th - late evening: Mars above a waning Moon. The mornings of August 12th and 13th - midnight to dawn: look out for the Perseid meteor...

Duration:00:16:35

The night sky for Month 4 2020

4/1/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the night sky above the world's middle line during Month 4 2020. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Mars Venus Highlights of the Month April 1st - before dawn: Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. April 3rd - evening: Venus within the Pleiades Cluster. April 15th - before dawn: the Moon joins three planets. April 25th - after sunset: A very thin crescent Moon lies between the Hyades and Pleiades Clusters. Haritina Mogosanu and...

Duration:00:16:10

The night sky for March 2020

3/16/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during March 2020. Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the northern hemisphere’s night sky during November 2019. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Mars, Venus, Highlights Early March - evening: Spot Uranus near Venus. March 8th - late evening: the near full Moon lies below Leo. March 18th - before Dawn: Three planets and a waning crescent Moon. March 28th/29th - early evening:...

Duration:00:18:31

The night sky for February 2020

2/19/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during February 2020. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Mars Venus Highlights February: find M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy - and perhaps M33 in Triangulum.1) Find the square of Pegasus. Start at the top left star of the square - Alpha Andromedae - and move two stars to the left and up a bit. Then turn 90 degrees to the right, move up to one reasonably bright star and continue a similar...

Duration:00:59:18

The night sky for January 2020

1/27/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during January 2020. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Mars Venus Highlights January, evening: the Double Cluster and the 'Demon Star', Algol. January: find M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy - and perhaps M33 in Triangulum.1) Find the square of Pegasus. Start at the top left star of the square - Alpha Andromedae - and move two stars to the left and up a bit. Then turn 90 degrees to the right,...

Duration:00:35:47

The night sky for December 2020

1/19/2020
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during December 2020. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Venus Highlights of the Month Early December - still a good time to view Mars. December 14th and 15th after midnight: the Geminid Meteor Shower. December 21st - after sunset - The closest visible conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn since 1226! December 22nd/23rd - late evenings: the Ursid Meteor Shower December - evening: the Double...

Duration:00:17:53

The night sky for December 2019

12/10/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during December 2019. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury, Mars, Venus, Highlights November - still a chance to observe Saturn. December, late evening: the Double Cluster and the 'Demon Star', Algol. December: find Uranus. December: find M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy - and perhaps M33 in Triangulum. December 1st December 10th December 12th - before dawn: Mars and the double star Alpha...

Duration:00:37:08

The night sky for November 2019

11/15/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during November 2019. The Night Sky Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the northern hemisphere’s night sky during November 2019. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury, Mars, Venus, Highlights November - still a chance to observe Saturn. November, late evening: the Double Cluster and the 'Demon Star', Algol. November: find Uranus. November 1st - after sunset: A...

Duration:00:29:26

The night sky for October 2019

10/11/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during October 2019. The Planets Jupiter Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Highlights October - observe Saturn. October - find the globular cluster in Hercules and spot the "Double-double" in Lyra October, late evening: the Double Cluster and the 'Demon Star', Algol. October: find Uranus. October - evening: find the 'Coathanger'. October 3rd - after sunset: Jupiter near the Moon. October...

Duration:00:35:24

The night sky for September 2019

9/13/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during September 2019. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury, Mars, Venus, Highlights September - observe Saturn. September - Find the globular cluster in Hercules and spot the "Double-double" in Lyra September, late evening: the Double Cluster and the 'Demon Star', Algol. September 5th to 9th - midnight: Find Neptune. September - evening: find the 'Coathanger'. August 9th - evening:...

Duration:00:35:01

The night sky for August 2019

8/8/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during August 2019. Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the northern hemisphere’s night sky during May 2019. The Planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Highlights May 7th - after sunset: Mars lies above a thin crescent Moon. April 12th - evening: The Moon in Leo May 19th - early evening: Mars above M35 in Gemini. May20th - midnight: Jupiter and the Moon. May 23rd - early...

Duration:00:27:58

The night sky for July 2019

7/11/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during July 2019. The Planets Jupiter Saturn Mercury Mars Venus Highlights Early July: A very good time to spot Noctilucent Clouds! July - Find the globular cluster in Hercules and spot the "Double-double" in Lyra. July 1st - before dawn: Venus and a crescent Moon. July 13th - late evening: Jupiter near the Moon. July 15th - around midnight: Saturn and the Moon. July 16th - after...

Duration:00:24:00

The night sky for June 2019

6/7/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during June 2019. Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the northern hemisphere’s night sky during June 2019. The Planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Highlights June 5th - after sunset: Mars close to a very thin crescent Moon. June 8th - after sunset: The Moon in Leo. June 15th - late evening: Jupiter near the Moon. June 19th - midnight: Saturn and the Moon. June 27th -...

Duration:00:26:50

The night sky for May 2019

5/10/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during May 2019. The Planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Highlights May 7th - after sunset: Mars lies above a thin crescent Moon. April 12th - evening: The Moon in Leo May 19th - early evening: Mars above M35 in Gemini. May20th - midnight: Jupiter and the Moon. May 23rd - early morning: Saturn and the Moon. May 28th - around midnight: spot asteroid 1, Ceres. Haritina...

Duration:00:25:03

The night sky for April 2019

4/1/2019
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during April 2019. The Planets Jupiter Saturn, Mercury Mars, Venus Highlights April 5th - early evening: Mars lies between the Hyades and Pleiades. April 6th - evening: three open clusters. April 9th - early evening: Mars and a crescent Moon in Taurus. April 10th - evening: Spot Asteroid 2, Pallas. April 15th - evening: the Moon below Leo. April 24th - before dawn: Jupiter, Saturn and...

Duration:00:29:47