Variable Star Nights
stars that make a difference
Some Astronomy by John O'Neill
Carpe Noctum

total eclipse

Aurora over Massachusetts, USA on 10/11 May 2024. See details and more images.

total eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse on 8 April 2024. See details and more images.

pons-brooks

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks in evening twilight 7-8 April 2024. See details and a larger image.

pen lunar eclipse

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on 24/25 March 2024. See details and a larger image.

annular eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse on 14 October 2023. See details and more images.

Jupiter & Mars

The Crescent Moon passes close to Venus, on the 21-22 June 2023. See details.

skyglow

Eerie Skyglow on 6 June 2023. See details and larger images.

sn in m101

Supernova in M 101 - 27 May 2023. See details.

ztf

Comet ZTF 2022 E3 on the night of 29-30 January 2023. See details and a larger image.

Moon & Mars

Mars passes very close to the Moon, on the 7/8 December 2022. See details.

total lunar eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse with Uranus near by on 7/8 November 2022. See details and larger images.

Jupiter & Mars

Mars passes close to Jupiter, on the 29th May 2022. See details.

total lunar eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse on 15/16 May 2022. See details and larger images.

Jupiter & Venus

Venus and Jupiter very near, on the 1st May 2022. See details and previous images.


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Variable Star Nights (https://www.variablestarnights.net). Site updated: 12 May 2024 (update history). Unless noted, all dates and times are in UT.

I have given talks to AAVSO, Cork AC, Cosmos Star Party, DIAS (Dunsink Obs.), IAA, IAS, IAS Astrofest, IFAS Solarfest, NIAAS, Rush AG, Schull Planetarium, South Dublin AS and the Stellafane Convention (Vermont).