Monday, August 19, 2019
The Sky This Week - Thursday August 22 to Thursday August 29
The last Quarter Moon is Saturday August 24.
The left upper insert shows the telescopic view of Jupiter at this time. The left lower inset shows the telescopic view of Saturn at the same time and scale
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.
(Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia, click to embiggen).
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset) , click to embiggen.
Globe at night world wide light pollution Survey starts August 22 https://www.globeatnight.org/about.php
Venus is lost in the morning twilight and will return to the evening sky in September.
Mercury is lost inb the twilight and will return to the evening sky next month.
Jupiter is now well past opposition. However, it is still well worth observing. Jupiter is easily visible as the brightest object in the north-eastern/northern sky (aside from the Moon) and is located just below the distinctive constellation of Scorpius and the bright red star Antares. It is visible all evening long and is a good telescope target in the evening, being highest above the northern horizon around 7:00 pm local time.
Mars is lost in the twilight.
Saturn was at opposition on July 10th, when it was visible all night long. Saturn is to the east of Jupiter and just below the "handle" of the "teapot of Sagittarius. It is best for telescopic viewing from just around astronomical twilight local time until the early morning and is highest above the northern horizon when it is ideal for telescopic imaging, around 9:30 pm local time.
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.
Star Map via Virtual sky. Use your mouse to scroll around and press 8 when your pointer is in the map to set to current time.
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/
Labels: weekly sky
It will be so cool to see it...
Thank you Sue
Someone please email me please
Thanks Sue 😄
Sadly it is not true. It's UK newspapers being clueless about a comet that would be invisible to the unaided eye even if it had not disintegrated.