Tomorrow's a busy day for matters astronomical since in addition to the equinox there's also a full moon, writes Ian Griffin.
For the first part of this year, Sky Watch columnist Ian Griffin will be spending four nights per month at the University of Canterbury's Mount John Observatory above Lake Tekapo.
The sight of Jupiter, Venus, the crescent moon and Saturn will be worth getting up early for, writes Ian Griffin.
Something truly awe-inspiring will be visible to early-rising stargazers across our region next week, writes Ian Griffin.
Early-rising stargazers across Otago will be rewarded by the sight of a beautiful gathering before dawn on Thursday.
With the summer solstice now in the past, every day will be shorter and each night will be longer as our planet continues its annual journey around the sun.
Early-rising stargazers next week have a chance to see a beautiful sight when the moon and Venus will appear close in the sky, writes Ian Griffin.
The moon reaches last quarter tomorrow morning. This means that the hours before and just after midnight should be just about perfect for some late-spring stargazing.