Tuesday, June 04, 2019
The Sky This Week - Thursday June 6 to Thursday June 13
The First Quarter Moon is Monday June 10. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on June 10.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.
Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (45 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).
Venus is still bright in the morning twilight although it is coming closer to the horizon.
Mercury climbs higher in the evening twilight, heading towards Mars, but is still best seen with a level, clear horizon.
Jupiter Jupiter is at opposition, when it is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the 11th. it is visible al night long and is a good telescope target in the evening, being highest above the northern horizon around midnight. Amateurs with medium to large telescopes may want to monitor the "unravelling" of Jupiter's red spot. Although opposition is on the 11th, Jupiter will be bright and big in telescopes for many week to come.
Mars is in Gemini. Mars heads towards Wasat, delta Geminorum during the week. Mars sets around 7:00pm.
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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