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What is a Blue Moon, and when is the next one?

Every so often, you’ll hear about an upcoming ‘Blue Moon’, which evokes thoughts of a landscape bathed in azure light by the cool face of our celestial companion. But the ‘blueness’ of the Full Moon isn’t something we see directly. Rather, we observe it in our calendar. Read on to find out what...

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A guide to witnessing (and capturing) the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower is an unmissable annual event in the sky. It’s perfectly safe and thrilling to witness, alone or with friends, and you don't need any special equipment to see it - just your eyes! Read on for our guide to making the most of this year’s Perseids. A bright Perseid meteor...

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How to view solar eclipses safely

Solar eclipses are arguably the most spectacular events we can see in the sky. Every year, millions travel to witness total eclipses of the Sun, and tens of millions more have the opportunity to see partial phases over a much wider area. The steady march of the Moon across the face of our star is...

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