Monday, 24 June 2019

The Astronomy Show 24.06.19

The Astronomy Show 24.06.19

On the Astronomy Show today I will be looking at evidence that Mars has been hit by a meteorite within the past year causing a crater around 50 feet (15m) across. It gives more evidence of just how dangerous asteroids can be.

The will be the usual look at the night sky during the next 7 nights, although the skies are still bright at this time of the year , it is still the Noctulucent clouds that are still attratcing all the attention, there have been some terrific displays. Also we will be looking at the lack of sunspots on the Sun which of course would be expected during solar minimum. Could this year be a record breaker?

The other regular features include news that astronomers have been seeing super flares on stars  in our galaxy, that are similiar to our own Sun. Could our own Sun produce such super flares and what would this mean? There appears to be cotton candy clouds in the atmopshere of Mars and there is a mysterious glow which is warming the rings around Uranus.

The astronomy scrapbook which looks at events that happened this week in history include the so called Yorkshire eclipse of the Sun on June 29th 1927 and the Tunguska event of June 30th 1908. There will also be the round up of news from the astronomical societies of the north of England.

The Astronomy Show every Monday evening between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm only on Drystone Radio 103.5FM, the show can be heard live on line at www.drystoneradio.com or you can listen to the show later on the Drystone Radio podcast.


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