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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 

Sky This Week - Thursday June 11 to Thursday June 18

The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday June 13. Mercury is visible in the late twilight. From midweek four bright planets are visible in the morning skies as Venus enters the morning skies. On the 13th The Moon is near Mars. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight and visible in the late evening. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius.

The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday June 13.the Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 15th.

Evening nautical twilight at 18:10 ACST on Saturday, June 13 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is reasonably bright low above the horizon. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius. For comet spotters charts see here.

The inset shows the telescopic view of Mercury at this time.


Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.
Evening sky at 23:00 ACST on Saturday, June 13 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are rising above the Eastern horizon.

The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at 23:00 ACST.


Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.





Morning sky on Saturday, June 13 showing the northern sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:50 am ACST (90 minutes before sunrise). Mars and the last quarter Moon are close.







Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.
Morning sky on Saturday, June 13 showing the whole sky as seen from Adelaide at 6:55 am ACST (30 minutes before sunrise).






Four bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Jupiter, Saturn Mars and Venus. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (30 minutes before sunrise)  click to embiggen.



Mercury is high in the evening sky in the twilight this week, and is now visible up to 60 minutes after sunset.

Four bright planets grace the morning sky from mid week.


Venus  returns to the morning skies low in the twilight.

 Mars is visible high in the morning sky to the north, east of Jupiter and Saturn. Mars is close to the Moon on the 13th.
 
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/

Comments:
Thanks Ian, I also like seeing interviews with you in the web news re: your day job !
 
So what was the meteor that Ch Nine conflated with the asteroid? Telling us we could see SN2002nn4 from 5 million km as a meteor train in the atmosphere?
 
Ta! I have no idea where channel 9 gets it's nonsense from. Did they get confused with a starlink pass or what?
 
No. This: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustralianMeteorReports/permalink/1424469927756981/
 
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