The QT

Sunday 19 May 2024
19/05/2024

dark skies

Clouds have a silver lining

While the Northern Lights have been all the rage across the North East since their spectacular appearance last weekend, stargazing experts are pointing to another rare sight that’s set to decorate our skies this summer. Night shining clouds are an ethereal phenomena; noctilucent clouds that exist in Earth’s upper atmosphere that become visible from mid-May …

Reach for the stars

The work of a Californian astronomer inspired (and named) an exhibition in Northumberland — and now she’s made the transatlantic journey to see it.  Noctalgia: Dark Skies Matter is currently on display at The Sill visitor centre on Hadrian’s Wall, having opened in December to mark the 10th anniversary of Northumberland Dark Sky Park. The …

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