Tuesday, May 07, 2019
The Sky This Week - Thursday May 9 to Thursday May 16
The New Moon is Sunday May 12. The moon is at Perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on the 14th.
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.
Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).
Venus is still bright in the morning twilight.
Mercury is now lost in the twilight.
Jupiter Jupiter is now visible in the mid evening sky. Although is now a good telescope target it is still at its best in the morning.
Mars continues moving through Taurus heading towards Gemni. At the beginning of the week Mars form a triangle with the stars Alnath and Zeta Taurii which mark the tips of Taurus the Bulls horns. The crescent Moon is just above Mars at this time. Mars sets around 7:30pm.
Saturn climbs higher in the evening sky but it still best for telescopic viewing in the early morning.
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEST, Western sky at 10 pm AEST. 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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