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Monday, June 22, 2020

 

Sky This Week - Thursday June 25 to Thursday July 2

The First Quarter Moon is Sunday, June 28. Mercury is lost in the twilight. Four bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Venus is in the head of Taurus the Bull. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising well before midnight and visible in the evening. Comet C/2016 U6 can be seen in binoculars and is brightest on the 27th.

The First Quarter Moon is Sunday, June 28. The Moon is at Perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on the 30th.


Evening astronomical twilight at 18:44 ACST on Saturday, June 27 (90 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Comet C/2016 U6 can be seen in binoculars above Hydrae (Alphard) making it very easy to spot. It is at it's brightest (around magnitude 6) at this time, but the waxing Moon may make it more difficult to see.

For comet spotters charts see here.


Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.
Evening sky at 22:00 ACST on Saturday, June 27 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are high above the Eastern horizon.

The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at 22:00 ACST.




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


Morning sky on Saturday, June 27 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 6:24 am ACST (60 minutes before sunrise). Crescent Venus is close to the Hyades cluster (the head of Taurus the Bull). The inset show the telescopic view of Venus at this time.




Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise), click to embiggen.
Morning sky on Saturday, June 27 showing the whole sky as seen from Adelaide at 6:23 am ACST (60 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 (60 minutes before sunrise)  click to embiggen.



Mercury is lost in the twilight.

Four bright planets grace the morning sky.


Venus  climbs higher in the morning skies close to the Hyades (the head of Taurus the Bull) and bright red Aldebaran (the eye of the Bull).

 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 readily seen in the 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 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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