sky puts on a great show for Burnham-On-Sea stargazers
Burnham-On-Sea telescope enthusiast and astronomy lecturer is
urging local people to get outside and see the planet Venus this
Dye-Hodge Beardsley, who is often seen with his telescope on Burnham
seafront, took this impressive shot of the Moon, with its dark
side also illuminated, alongside Venus this week.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have been asked if the very bright
star seen in the pre-dawn sky and again after dark is a return
of the Christmas Star. Well, sadly not - they are two different
the dawn sky we are currently seeing Venus and in the evening
Jupiter. However, children might like to think of them as the
2012 Christmas Star."
would encourage readers to let their children see the great event
of the morning star and the evening star as it will not happen
like this again for eleven years."
added that the photo on the right shows Jupiter with its four
so-called Galilean satellites as they are also appearing this
is currently quite superb when seen even with a small telescope,"
weather belts can be seen as well as at least four of its Moons,
which are Io, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa."
incredible that the dark lines crossing the planet's globe are
weather bands, so you are looking at the meteorology of a far