Tag Archives: Night sky

Chasing comets

A crystal clear Norfolk over the village gave us a chance to do a bit of comet spotting. Comet Lovejoy sails high in the southern evening sky. We returned to the best viewing platform- the old railway embankment. For the … Continue reading

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Sounds and scents in November

I like the smells and texture of November. Helen shared her view of the underrated month as walked under a clear starlit night. At last the temperature had dropped after a fortnight or so of rain and fog. Underfoot the … Continue reading

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Jupiter

The evening sky is brightened by a waxing moon. The waxing slow build-up to the full moon of 8th March is accompanied by a shining Jupiter and, for the early evening at least, by Venus which rides low in the … Continue reading

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November full Moon

The full moon of Thursday night was a truly wonderful sight, sailing over the eastern Brampton sky at just the right elevation for a garden telescope-based view.  For half an hour, until the cloud cover put an end to proceedings, … Continue reading

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Autumn evening sky

On Friday night the autumn sky was at it’s best in the early evening. Jupiter was rising over Oxnead. In the west a star flashed with so much red and green that at first we mistook it for an aircraft. … Continue reading

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Waiting for Spring

Around dawn this morning dawn, the planet Venus outshone the Moon in the southern sky over Brampton. The skies clouded over rapidly from the west ruining the spectacle. Rooks set out in a straggling flock from Oxnead, the attendant jackdaws … Continue reading

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Star walk

The falling temperature and clear night sky highlight the benefit of having a railway footpath through the Parish. An early evening walk was transformed by the superb clarity of the night sky on Sunday evening. The absence of any light … Continue reading

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