Tuesday, April 02, 2019
The Sky This Week - Thursday April 4 to Thursday April 11
The New Moon is Friday April 5.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time .
The Pleiades and Hyades also grace the north-western sky. Mars is still close to the Pleiades at the beginning the week then moves closer to the Hyades.
Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).
Venus is bright in the morning skies below Jupiter and Saturn and above Mercury. Mercury moves closer to Venus over the week.
Mercury climbs higher in the morning sky and is visible below Venus.
Jupiter Jupiter is now rising just before midnight in the evening sky, but is low to the horizon and not a good telescope target until the morning.
Mars moves through Taurus and is the brightest object in low in the western evening sky. Mars sets around 8:00pm. Mars is still close to the Pleiades at the beginning the week then moves closer to the Hyades. Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 9th.
Saturn is climbs higher in the morning sky.In is in an excellent position for telescopic viewing in the early morning.
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEDST, Western sky at 10 pm AEDST. For further details and more information on what's up in the sky, see Southern Skywatch.
Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.
Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds (day and night) http://satview.bom.gov.au/
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