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Saturday, April 04, 2015


Southern Skywatch April, 2015 edition is now out!

North-Eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on  4 April at 10:24 pm ACDST. The total eclipse has just begun . Click to embiggen

The April edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

This month has lots  planetary action  with Venus, Jupiter and Saturn  prominent.

Total Lunar Eclipse on the 4th.

Jupiter is high in the early evening sky and although opposition has passed, it is still an excellent object this month.

Mars is lost in the twilight.

Venus is readily visible in the evening sky. Venus is close to the Pleiades cluster on the 11th. Venus is close to the crescent Moon on the 21st, forming a triangle with Aldebaran.

Saturn is now visible in the evening sky. It is in the head of the constellation of Scorpius, the Scorpion. Saturn is close to the waning Moon on the 8th.

Mercury is lost in the twilight.


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