Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Southern Skywatch July, 2014 edition is now out!
The July edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. Sorry it's late, but this happened. This month is a bit more sedate than previous months, but there is still some nice sky watching to be done.
There's a bit of planetary action this month with Venus, Saturn and Mars meeting the Moon. Mars and Spica close and Venus and Mercury close.
Jupiter is lost in the twilight.
Mars is obvious in the western evening sky. Mars is near the bright star Spica on the 13th and 14th.
Saturn is high in the evening sky and is close to the Moon on the 8th.
Venus is close to the crescent Moon on the 25th, and close to Mercury on the 16th.
Mercury climbs higher in the morning sky,being highest on the 13th. Mercury comes close to Venus at this time, and is closest on the 16th.
Labels: southern skywatch
We saw the space junk last night - I was lucky to look out the window at the right time !
I could see the tail of debris and said to the kids "that's not a plane - it's a meteor".
Last week we saw an Iridium flare from the Parramatta River Ferry - it shows the value in looking up and all around.
I'm sure you're looking up while your recovering.