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Thursday, May 30, 2019


Southern Skywatch June 2019 edition is now out!

Morning sky on Sunday, June 2 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 6:18 ACST (60 minutes before sunrise).  Venus is very close to the thin crescent Moon.

 Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).

The May edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

Mercury returns to the evening sky this month. Mercury is close to the crescent Moon on the 4th, then catches up with Mars, being closest on the 18th.

Venus is low in the morning skies and is close to the crescent Moon on the 2nd.

Earth is at solstice on Saturday the 22nd, when the day is shortest.

 Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 5th. Mars is alos close to Mercury on the 18th.

Jupiter is at opposition on the 11th, when it is brightest and biggest as seen from Earth. Visible all night Jupiter is excellent telescopic viewing. Jupiter is close to nearly full Moon on the 16th.

Saturn climbs higher in the morning sky and the waning Moon close to Saturn on the 19th.

June 2, crescent Moon near Venus.

June 4, crescent Moon close to Mercury. June 5; Mars close to the crescent Moon. June 16; Moon close to Jupiter. June 9; waning Moon close to Saturn.

June 8 Moon at perigee, June  23 Moon at Apogee.


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