Spotting the space station

Tuesday 15 April 2014, 16:53

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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There was a beautiful full moon last night and the red planet Mars was visible too, just above and to the right of the moon.

Here are some of your amazing pics from my Twitter feed:

A fantastic full moon in Carmarthenshire by David Rice 

A full moon over Bryn y Baal last night by Rachel Casey

A beautiful full moon seen from Tongwynlais by Gale Jolly

Many of you also spotted the International Space Station (#ISS) including Delwyn Ellis and Darren Warburton.

We've put lots of recent ISS pics together in a Twitter timeline.

There’s another chance to see the ISS this evening; rising in the western sky at 9.01pm.

It will pass almost directly overhead at 9:05pm and then disappear in the eastern sky at 9:08pm so don’t forget to give the astronauts a wave.

Some high cirrus clouds are likely tonight but otherwise the sky will be clear. It will turn chilly again with ground frost in the countryside.

Near Capel Curig in Snowdonia, the temperature fell to -1°C last night with a slight air frost but in Trawsgoed in Ceredigion the temperature soared to 17°C this afternoon with plenty of strong April sunshine.

Tomorrow high pressure over Germany will bring more fine and sunny weather.

Thursday is still expected to be cloudier and cooler with a weak front moving south east bringing spots of light rain which will die out.

Good Friday should be mostly dry apart from the odd shower here and there.

Over Easter weekend, more dry weather and sunny spells are likely but there may be some rain later on Sunday and on bank holiday Monday.

There's some uncertainty regarding the timing and extent of the rain, so it's worth keeping an eye on the forecast as things could change over the next few days.


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