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19 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Total lunar eclipse »
Early on Monday 21 January UK will see a total lunar eclipse, also known as a ‘Blood Moon’. The total lunar eclip...
13 January 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
World Magnetic Model to have unscheduled update »
Unpredicted and unpredictable behaviour of the Earth’s magnetic core since 2014 has led to an additional release of the Mo...
21 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Real Winter is upon us »
Today, 21 December, is the astronomical start of Winter. The Sun reaches its furthest southerly latitude of 23º...
01 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winter is upon us »
In meteorological terms, Winter in the northern hemisphere covers the months of December, January and February....
27 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The end of Summer Time »
Sunday 28 October sees clocks in the EU drop Summer Time. Under an EU directive of 2002, which states that ‘Summ...
21 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autumnal astronomical equinox »
In astronomical terms, autumn starts at the autumnal equinox - this year at 0245 UTC on 23 September. The Sun wi...
01 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
First day of Autumn »
In meteorological terms, 1 September is the first day of Autumn. Meteorologists define Autumn as the months of...
14 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global variability of navigation ability »
A fascinating study of how human spatial ability is dependent on age, wealth and gender has been published. The r...
26 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Blood Moon »
A lunar eclipse will be visible over much of the Earth on 27 July Most of the Eastern Hemisphere will see part...
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The summer solstice »
  The Sun reaches its highest northerly latitude today The Sun will be at its highest latitude of ~23.4ºN a...
31 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer is upon us »
Summer is upon us 3In meteorological terms, 1 June is the beginning of Summer in the northern hemisphere. Meteo...