Newsletter – May 2020
Welcome to the May edition of this newsletter.
Unfortunately due to the current situation we have no meetings at all. All planned meetings are put on hold and I very much doubt we’ll be able to have any more until after the summer break.
Sorry that this newsletter is a little late.
Everyone please stay home and stay safe x
If you would like to upload an image for the NSAS Members Image Gallery please follow this link
May I remind everyone that the society solar scope is available throughout the winter too! It is on a monthly basis and there is just a £25 returnable deposit required. Contact me at the email below or see me at the meeting. More details here.
If anyone has any ideas for new features on the website or on any improvements you’d like to see to existing ones then please drop me an email or text.
Also keep an eye on our Facebook page as any breaking news will more than likely appear there first as I can update that from my phone.
Our new members Facebook group is here
The sky maps can be downloaded from here
If anyone has anything they want to include on the website/newsletter/etc then please email me email@example.com
Wishing you clear skies,
|Sky Calendar — May 2020
It might prove tricky, but see if you can spot Comet C/2020 F8 Swan racing across the late spring UK skies.
The Moon changes its apparent shape with four distinct phases depending on the Moon’s position as it orbits around the Earth, and the Earth’s position as it orbits around the Sun. There are four main Moon phases, also known as Lunar Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter and New Moon. An additional four intermediate phases make up the combined eight phases that comprise the Phases of the Moon in the following sequential order: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter and Waning Crescent.
Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles – rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights. Find out where to see them and how they are formed. Then seek and enjoy them outdoors.