The night sky in spring and summer

The star cluster Messier 4

The night sky in spring and summer

Get to know the spring and summer night sky in the northern hemisphere with stargazing tips from Sir Patrick Moore and other astronomy experts.

The video clips below show you how to find the Milky Way, the summer triangle and prominent constellations.

For more tips, listen to the Stargazing Live audio guides and watch videos about the night sky in winter and the autumn.

Image: The Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of Messier 4 (M4), the nearest globular star cluster to Earth. Below, Patrick Moore explains how to find M4. (credit: NASA and H. Richer/University of British Columbia)

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The star cluster Messier 4

Introduction

You can see interesting things in the night sky during the spring and summer.

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