January 2023 Sky Events to See in the UAE

Vespera, Al Sadeem Observatory

If doing more stargazing and sky observations is part of your New Year’s resolution this 2023, then January’s sky events could help you warm up. It’s not as busy as the last month, but January is still packed with planetary sightings and a meteor shower. Inner planets of the Solar System will be visible, and […]

December 2022 Sky Events To See in the UAE

And just like that, we’re in the last month of 2022! Before the year ends, December is looking to spoil us with its lineup of astronomical events, from two meteor showers to a number of bright planets adorning our night sky. There’s a solstice happening, too! Maximize your stargazing experience with a sky map and […]

November 2022 Sky Events to See in the UAE

The total lunar eclipse on November 8 may not be visible here in the UAE, but our night skies will still be filled with noteworthy astronomical events all month long. A meteor shower peaks in mid-November, and an outer planet will be at opposition early this month. Moon and planet pairings are still something to […]

OCTOBER 2022 SKY EVENTS TO SEE IN THE UAE

Mark your calendars for two major sky events this October—the Orionid meteor shower with minimal interference from the Moon, and a partial solar eclipse! Moon and planet pairings in the night sky will also be aplenty this month. Maximize your stargazing experience with a sky map and optical instruments like telescopes or binoculars. Easy-to-use observation […]

SEPTEMBER 2022 SKY EVENTS TO SEE IN THE UAE

Moon and planet pairings move to early and late evenings this September, and two planetary oppositions are available to view throughout some nights. We’ll also have an equinox this month! More importantly, the Milky Way is still a treat in September. Keeping a sky map handy for your observation is useful, and optical instruments like […]

AUGUST 2022 SKY EVENTS TO SEE IN THE UAE

Our Observatory is still closed this August, and while we’re preparing to welcome you back to our grounds, let us help you plan your stargazing experience this month. Beginning with August’s headliner, the Perseid meteor shower peaks close to the Full Moon. Catching the meteors this year will be tricky, although we’ll have the best […]

JULY 2022 SKY EVENTS TO SEE IN THE UAE

It’s the second half of 2022! July night skies starts off quietly, but it gets active at the latter part of the month, with a bright #FullMoon to jumpstart a series of Moon-planet pairings that will now be visible just a bit earlier into the night. There’s also a small meteor shower you would not […]

JUNE 2022 SKY EVENTS TO SEE IN THE UAE

Missed the #MilkyWay? Look up in the sky early in the morning this June–it’s going to be high up there after midnight, along with your favorite planets that will begin embellishing the night skies by mid-June. We’re also experiencing the longest day of the year this month! Observing planets and deep-sky objects on clear, dark […]

SKY EVENTS TO SEE IN THE UAE FOR MAY 2022

The series of conjunctions, appulses, and another meteor shower will continue to delight us this May, and like the past months these cosmic treats are only best enjoyed by pulling an all-nighter or waking up very early in the morning. So avid stargazers, better get your coffees ready because we’re in for some sight! Planets […]

Sky Events to See in the UAE for April 2022

Heads up, fellow stargazers! April showers us with an acceptable display of the Lyrids, along with a parade of planets in the early morning sky. Observing planets and deep-sky objects on clear, dark nights will be more effective using a telescope or binoculars—like the smart telescope Stellina, an easy-to-use observation station that can be operated […]