TEMPUS FUGIT = TIME FLIES.

The SUN is in the astrological sign of LEO, THE LION. The ruling 'planet' of this sign is THE SUN

The Sun enters the Sign of VIRGO, on AUGUST 23 at 03h 16 UT

MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2022.

SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE, U.K.

BRITISH SUMMER TIME (UT +01h)

 

TIME'S PACES 

'When, as a child, I laughed and wept, time crept.

When, as a youth, I dreamt and talked, time walked.

When I became a full grown man, time ran.

When, older still, I daily grew, time flew.

Soon I shall find, on travelling on, time gone.

O Christ! Wilt Thou have saved me then?

Amen.

Some lines written on a clock in the Cathedral Church of Christ and The Blessed Virgin Mary, Chester, U.K. It is attached to the clock case in the north transept of the cathedral and was written by Henry Twells (1823 - 1900).

 

And Twells' ORIGINAL VERSION:

 

When as a child I laughed and wept,
Time crept.
When as a youth I waxed more bold,
Time strolled.
When I became a full grown man,
Time ran.
When older still I daily grew,
Time flew.
Soon I shall find, in passing on,
Time gone.
O Christ! wilt Thou have saved me then?
Amen.

 

THE CLOCK OF LIFE.

The clock of life is wound but once

And no man has the power

To tell just when the hands will stop

At late or early hour.

Now, is the only time you own,

Live, love, toil with a will.

Place no faith in "tomorrow" for

The clock may then be still.

 

 This is an educational site (I was, and still am, a teacher!), which is updated daily. I invite you to download any of the material you find here. Please feel free to download any of the content, which could be of use, or of interest to you. That is what this 'SKYNOTES' website is here for, after all! 

Therefore:

Welcome to jonvran.co.uk, John's simple astronomy site where you will find information about what is happening in the night sky from the point of view of Scarborough in the United kingdom, latitude 54 deg. 17 minutes north, longitude 00 deg. 25 minutes west,(situated on the east coast, midway between London and Edinburgh, and also mainland Britain); as well as what I hope are other interesting bits and pieces, of use to everyone.

Historically, these 'Skynotes' are a direct cyber-descendent, of the paper Sky notes I prepared, for many years, by hand, for members, at each meeting of the Scarborough Astronomical Society from the moment the Society began in February, 1976. In those days, I produced all the illustrations including the star charts by hand, but now, with the advent of excellent astronomy software programs, I am able to use much better graphics, for which I must thank the many programmers who have produced these wonderful software gems. In the credits section you will find a list of these amazing sources which allow me to continue to produce my 'Skynotes', for the benefit of all. It does not seem that they have been produced continuously for over 46 years, but as the Latin inscription reminds us: tempvs fvgit ! (time flies)!. There are many 'pages' in this different version of 'Skynotes'. These are listed in the MENU at the top of the page. My hope is that you find within them something of interest, and may I, here, express my gratitude to the many people who have already visited, this, my small contribution towards the popularisation of astronomy, which has been my lifelong aim and ambition.

I record here also a special 'Thank-you' for two very special teachers. First, Miss M Walker (later Mrs Martin). I was in her form at Normanton Secondary Modern school, before transferring to Normanton Grammar School at the age of 13. She gave me a small note nook in which to write about and draw events taking place in the night sky. This was to be the tiny 'seed' which would eventually grow into these 'Skynotes'. Secondly, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the late Senior English Master, of Normanton Grammar School, Mr. T Hewson, who made me stand up in class during 'English' on Tuesday afternoons, and read aloud, to the class, several pages of Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift, despite the difficulties I had, at that time in reading words. Thanks to him, I can now read fluently; but more importantly, he taught me to have confidence, to be able to share my love of astronomy with all to whom I have been invited to speak; and ultimately to become a teacher myself.

My greatest thanks of all, I give to my parents: to my Dad for showing me the stars, and my Mum who put up with me looking through my open window with a telescope in the depths of many Winter nights (in pre-central heating days), and freezing everyone in the household, except me! 

 It is my hope that you will enjoy these pages, and return here often to take what you will from this site, as the months change, the result of Earth's journey around the sun.

May you too, always follow safe paths, and have clear and unclouded skies, in all the many aspects of your life!

 

Finally, I would like to say a huge 'Thank You!' to friends, collegues and some of my past students who provide me with excellent images which they have, very kindly, given me permission to use.

 The BLOG (About Me) bit is on a separate page. You can find it, if you are interested, via the MENU (MORE) above!

The MUSIC (playing on this page) is Clair de Lune (Moonlight), from Suite Bergamasque by the great French Composer:  Claude Debussy.

The AUGUST NIGHT SKY, 2022. Any planetary positions shown are correct for the end of the month. This chart shows the whole sky

The LAST QUARTER MOON, June,2022. Image by: @FeelBetter2day . Thanks Linda
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PLEASE NOTE : Because of the size of this FRONT PAGE, which resulted in the slow loading of the material on some machines; I have created another additional page. It is called 'FRONT PAGE continued' and can be reached using the MENU above.

You will find there, illustrations of Saturn and its fascinating moon ENCELADUS, thought to be a possible abode of life, as is Jupiter's satellite Europa (also to be seen on this additional page)

ASTEROIDAL OCCULTATIONS for THE CURRENT MONTH accessible via the Menu above (ASTEROIDAL EVENTS). Thanks For those Andrej !

REMOTE PLANETS. The paths of URANUS, NEPTUNE, and PLUTO, have been updated for 2022. 

POEM by Richard H Mann 'FRIENDS OF MINE' added to the ASTRONOMICAL POETRY page (see MENU above)

 

THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

For information about suitable times to see the ISS, other satellites, and interesting objects, and to download the application if you wish, go to the following admirable site:

http://heavens-above.com

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - Visible passes from SCARBOROUGH. UK

The TIMES shown here are UNIVERSAL TIME. (GMT).  (Please ADD 01h for LOCAL BST)

 Pass Details:  

NO MORE VISIBLE PASSES UNTIL LATE AUGUST

 

THE MOON, SUN & PLANETS 

 

AUGUST 14 at 23h UT... WANING GIBBOUS. (The above appearance is for SCARBOROUGH, UK at the time given). FULL MOON is on AUGUST 12 at 01h 36 UT. LAST QUARTER is on AUGUST 19 at 04h 36 UT,

AUGUST 14 at 23h UT, THE MOON'S CELESTIAL POSITION (Scarborough UK).

Key to LUNAR FEATURES.

AUGUST 15 : The SUN'S celestial position, as seen from Earth, at 12h UT.
Astronomical Constellation : LEO,
Astrological Sign: LEO
On AUGUST 23 at 03h 16 UT, the SUN enters the Astrological Sign of VIRGO, the VIRGIN.

AUGUST 14
Today's SOLAR PHOTOSPHERE image in visible light, courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams . Enhanced to show detail by J.H.

 

THINGS TO LOOK FOR:

The times when ALGOL (Beta Persei), the famous eclipsing variable star reaches its MINIMUM brightness may be found in the monthly PHENOMENA summary for each month (towards the bottom of this page), together with other astronomical events of interest. The star ALGOL has a page dedicated to itself also, accessible via the MENU (MORE) above.

 

 

THE SEPTEMBER FULL MOON rising as seen from SCARBOROUGH, UK : The moment of FULL MOON is SEPTEMBER 10 at 09h 59 UT.

The angular diameter of the Planets compared, in AUGUST 2022, (North is UP)
Source: 'Coelix' software

SCARBOROUGH, SOUTH BAY, AUGUST early morning, 2022. Image courtesy of Faith Young @FaithYoungWriter
Thanks Faith.

EARLY JULY MORNING 2022, SOUTH BAY, SCARBOROUGH
Imaged by Faith Young.
Thanks Faith.

SUNRISE and SUNSET,  SCARBOROUGH.

LOCAL UK TIME (UT plus 1 hour = BST)

AUGUST 15, 2022.

RISE: 05h 38  SET: 20h 33

DAY LENGTH (SUNRISE TO SET)

14h 54m 34s

(The DECREASE is by -03m 59s)

 

MOONRISE and SET, SCARBOROUGH.

RISE: 22h 04        SET: 09h 55

 

TIDE TIMES, SCARBOROUGH.

NORTH SEA:   AUGUST 14 2022

 LOCAL TIME

LW:   01h 10  

HW:  07h 05 

LW:   13h 47 

HW:  19h 43   

 

 The images of SCARBOROUGH preceeding and following these tables are by kind permission of people who live here, and who are justifiably proud of their seaside town on the Yorkshire Coast. 

SCARBOROUGH, NORTH BAY: AUGUST DUSK.
Image courtesy of @FeelBetter2day . Thanks Linda

AUGUST, 2022 JUPITER and the GALILEAN SATELLITES. The Date is at the side. The horizontal line shows the positions of the satellites at 00h Universal Time. Interpolate to find the arrangement at other times in the day. Chart courtesy of CoelixApex Software.
Plese note: in this chart SOUTH is at the top , NORTH is at the bottom.

Source: 'Coelix' software

NEXT SCARBOROUGH, UK SOLAR ECLIPSE,
A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN - OCTOBER 25, 2022. A partial eclipse is visible from the UK !The 'layers' in the 'Eclipse Zone' on the map show the percentage of Sun covered by the Moon. Each segment is a 10% increase, starting at the edge (0%).
Future solar and lunar eclipses for UK, may be found using the MENU/MORE above.

Lunar Eclipse starting at Moonset in UK.
NOVEMBER 19, 2021, at 07h 44m UT Image by Maurice Bradwell, from Sandal Castle, WAKEFIELD, West Yorkshire, looking North West. Thanks Maurice, for this beautiful image of the partially eclipsed, setting Moon.

The Phenomena of the month : AUGUST, 2022
Times are given in UT for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 5" W, 54° 16' 30" N, zone 0 = UT).

 

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

 


2022 08 01 23:59 Close encounter between Mars and Uranus (topocentric dist. center to center = 1.3°)
2022 08 02 01:01 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: two satellites and shadow of one satellite.
2022 08 02 01:50 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: two satellites.
2022 08 02 19:36 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 08 03 04:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 04 09:27 Close encounter between Mercury and Regulus (topocentric dist. center to center = 0.7°)
2022 08 05 00:43 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2022 08 05 11:07 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2022 08 05 18:15 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 08 06 01:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 06 21:40 Beginning of occultation of 7-delta Sco (magn. = 2.29)
2022 08 06 22:06 End of occultation of 7-delta Sco (magn. = 2.29)
2022 08 08 04:24 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 08 08 22:10 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 09 01:30 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: shadows of two satellites.
2022 08 09 02:37 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: one satellite and shadows of two satellites.
2022 08 10 12:31 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 08 10 17:14 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 359828 km)
2022 08 11 18:58 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 12 01:36 FULL MOON
2022 08 12 22:30 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 08 13 01:00 Meteor shower : Perseids (100 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 38.0 days)
2022 08 13 13:11 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 08 14 15:47 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 14 17:11 OPPOSITION of Saturn with the Sun
2022 08 16 03:59 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: shadows of two satellites.
2022 08 16 04:24 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: one satellite and shadows of two satellites.
2022 08 17 00:00 Meteor shower : Kappa Cygnids (3 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 22.0 days)
2022 08 17 12:36 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 17 21:52 Close encounter between Venus and M 44 (topocentric dist. center to center = 0.9°)
2022 08 17 23:18 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2022 08 18 15:23 Opposition of the asteroid 704 Interamnia with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.703 AU; magn. = 8.9)
2022 08 18 21:58 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 08 19 04:36 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2022 08 20 02:45 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 08 20 09:24 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 20 16:07 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 08 22 03:20 Close encounter between the Moon and M 35 (topocentric dist. center to center = 2.1°)
2022 08 22 18:46 Opposition of the asteroid 4 Vesta with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.289 AU; magn. = 6.0)
2022 08 22 21:53 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405418 km)
2022 08 23 06:13 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 23 21:00 Mercury at its aphelion (distance to the Sun = 0.46670 AU)
2022 08 24 06:45 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 08 24 16:06 Comet 107P Wilson-Harrington at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 0.967 AU; magn. = 7.5)
2022 08 25 02:11 Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. center to center = 2.7°)
2022 08 25 16:36 Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 0.973 AU; magn. = 11.4)
2022 08 25 22:53 Close encounter between the Moon and Venus (topocentric dist. center to center = 3.3°)
2022 08 26 03:01 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 27 04:36 Comet 73P-T Schwassmann-Wachmann at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 0.973 AU; magn. = 11.5)
2022 08 27 06:59 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 08 27 08:17 NEW MOON
2022 08 27 12:00 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (27.2°)
2022 08 28 23:50 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 08 29 15:32 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 08 30 19:41 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 08 30 21:53 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2022 08 31 20:39 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

 

Source: 'Coelix' software

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED LUNAR OCCULTATIONS - SEPTEMBER, 2022

SCARBOROUGH UK 

  

Selected LUNAR OCCULTATIONS at SCARBOROUGH, UK (see table below for details) SEPTEMBER 06 at 23h 07 UT ----DISAPPEARANCE of m(v) +4.84 star 60 SAGITTARII

The next SELECTED LUNAR OCCULTATIONS VISIBLE FROM SCARBOROUGH UK in SEPTEMBER, for stars and planets brighter than m(v) +6.0.
Lunar occultations occur when stars or planets are hidden by the Moon. The above table shows the times of appearance (D) and reappearance (R) of occulted bodies this month. (Times given are UT - Universal Time)

Source: 'Coelix' software