Tag Archives: Earth

Winter Solstice – 21st December 23:03 UT

This evening at 23:03 UT winter officially starts in the northern hemisphere with the winter solstice. The solstice occurs when the northern hemisphere of the Earth is inclined at a maximum angle (23° 26′) away from the Sun and results in … Continue reading






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Founder talks about the Moon at March meeting

Society founder and Honorary President John Harper spoke to society members and visitors at the 21st March 2014 meeting of the society held at Ayton Village Hall.  The content of John’s talk was all about our nearest neighbour in space, … Continue reading






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Aurora display down the east coast – 27th February 2014

Members of the public along the east coast were treated to a fantastic display of the aurora borealis or northern lights last night (27th February 2014).  The display was caused by an X-class flare originating from the Sun and interacting … Continue reading






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Winter Solstice – 21st December 17:11 UT

This afternoon at 17:11 UT winter officially starts in the northern hemisphere with the winter solstice. The solstice occurs when the northern hemisphere of the Earth is inclined at a maximum angle (23° 26′) away from the Sun and results in … Continue reading






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Cloudy Night for Campers

A cloudy, cold and drizzly night did not put off a small group attending the 2nd annual stargazing weekend at Humble Bee Farm, Flixton. Poor weather resulted in no chance of observing the stars so as an alternative the attendees … Continue reading






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Bats and Stars – Saturday 24th August

SARAS attended the annual Bats and Stars event held at the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in Dalby Forest on the evening of Saturday 24th August.  The Bats and Stars event is organised by the Forestry Commission and is held towards … Continue reading






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Cassini to photograph the Earth from around 1 Billion miles

Today sees an event that is sure to produce an iconic image.  The Cassini spacecraft will capture the full rings of Saturn as well as the Earth during an eclipse of the Sun.  The photograph follows in the footsteps of … Continue reading






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The Start of Summer

This morning at 05:04 UT (06:04 BST) summer officially started in the northern hemisphere with the northern solstice.  However, you wouldn’t have thought it with the cloud and rain in Scarborough! The solstice occurs when the northern hemisphere of the … Continue reading






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