Watch our midsummer stars video

We’ve produced a new video guide to the stars and constellations that you can see from the UK during June and July 2021. It takes you on a tour of the sky using a low-light video camera in real time.

Lasting just over seven minutes, the video takes you through the major constellations, including Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Hercules, Cygnus, Ophiuchus and Serpens. Although recorded in June at about 11 pm it will also be valid during most of July during late twilight. It was made from St Lawrence, Essex, and observers farther north may find that the twilight hinders their view.