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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

 

Sky This Week - Thursday June 4 to Thursday June 11

The Full Moon is Saturday June 6, there is a faint penumbral eclipse on the morning of the 6th. Mercury rises higher into the late twilight and is closest to the star Mebsuta on the 6th. Three bright planets are visible in the morning skies and are joined by the waning moon from the 8th-11th. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight and visible in the late evening. On the 8th The Moon is near Jupiter and on the 9th it is near Saturn. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius.

The Full Moon is Saturday June 6, there is a faint penumbral eclipse on the morning of the 6th.

Evening nautical twilight at 18:10 ACST on Saturday, June 6 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is reasonably bright low above the horizon, and at its closest to the star epsilon geminorum, Mebsuta. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius.

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 Monday, June 8 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are rising above the Eastern horizon with the Moon close to Jupiter.

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 6 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 4:55 am ACST (penumbral eclipse maximum). A subtle darkening of the Moons south pole will be seen. 







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

Morning sky on Thursday, June 11 showing the whole sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:50 am ACST (90 minutes before sunrise).






Three bright planets are visible high above the northern horizon with the waning Moon between Mars and Saturn. 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 and are joined by the Moon from the 8th to the 11th.

 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. On the 8th The Moon is near Jupiter.

Saturn is also lowering in the morning sky near Jupiter drawing away from Mars. It too is now visible in the late evening skies. On the 9th the Moon is near Saturn

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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