Monday, May 25, 2020
Sky This Week - Thursday May 28 to Thursday June 4
The First Quarter Moon is Saturday May 30, this is a "blue" First Quarter Moon, the second in the Month. The Moon is at Perigee, when it is closet to the Earth, on June 3.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.
Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.
The inset shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at 23:00 ACST.
Three bright planets are visible high above the northern horizon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise) click to embiggen.
Venus is lost in the twilight this week, and will return to the morning skies mid June.
Mercury climbs higher in the evening sky in the twilight this week and is now visible up to 60 minutes after sunset.
Three bright planets grace the morning sky.
Mars is visible high in the morning sky to the north, east of Jupiter and Saturn.
Jupiter is lowering in the morning sky and now can be seen in the late evening sky. Jupiter and Saturn stay around a hand-span apart during the week.
Saturn is also lowering in the morning sky near Jupiter drawing away from Mars. It too is now visible in the late evening skies.
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/
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