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Samantha Rolfe: Astronomy and Astrobiology

#30DaysWild – Top Tips for Star Gazing

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I am excited to be included in this campaign for #30DaysWild and present some of my top tips for star gazing.

Thank you for visiting this page – here are links to some further information related to the top tips:



  • Other phenomena to watch for:

Moonbows (what I was talking about in the video, proper name: Moon ring, 22° halo) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo

Moonbows (proper) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonbow

Sun dogs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog

Noctilucent clouds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctilucent_cloud


  • Report a fireball sighting:

(a fireball is a brighter-than-usual shooting star (aka meteor) that lasts longer than a second and might have varying colours, obviously break apart and/or leave a longlasting trail https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteoroid#Fireball)


  • Night sky atlas apps/websites:






  • Sighting opportunities for the International Space Station:



  • If it is cloudy, you can spot different types of cloud instead!




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