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)

Moonbows (proper)

Sun dogs

Noctilucent clouds


  • 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


  • 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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