Put these dates in your diary –
Spring MoonWatch:- 28th March – 5th April
Autumn MoonWatch:- 24th October – 1st November
As part of the International Year of Astronomy, MoonWatch is aiming to get as many people out and observing as possible – and what better way than to use our nearest celestial neighbour, The Moon.
These weeks have been selected by the Society of Popular Astronomy because they are periods in which the Moon will be best placed for observation from the UK.
Sometimes, particularly during the summer, the Moon remains quite low in the sky at the most useful time, between the crescent phase and first quarter. But during these weeks, the Moon stays high above the horizon for a long time.
The idea is to get as many people outside and looking at the Moon as possible. The Spring MoonWatch starts in three days time – hopefully the weather will clear up and we can all get a good look at it’s craters, seas and highlands.