Monday, September 07, 2020
Thursday September 10 to Thursday September 17
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.
Three bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The insets show the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same magnification at this time.
Evening sky at 22:00 ACST on Saturday, September 12 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Mars is above the eastern horizon. The variable start Mira should be visible to the unaided eye now, as it brightens ahead of its maxim later this month.
The inset shows the telescopic view of Mars at this time.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.
The inset in the telescopic view of Venus at this time.
Mercury climbs higher in the evening twilight, and should is seen readily below the bright star Spica.
Venus is below the bright star Procyon and close to the thin crescent Moon on the 14th.
Mars is visible high in the morning sky to the north, It enters the evening sky in the late evening but is still low to the horizon until after midnight. Mars is close to the brightening variable star Mira.
Jupiter can be readily seen in the early evening sky. Jupiter and Saturn stay around a hand-span apart during the week and the pair dominate the evening skies. Jupiter was at opposition, when it was biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on July the 14th, but is still an excellent sight.
Saturn is too is now visible in the early evening skies. Saturn was at opposition, when it was biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on July the 21st, but is still an excellent sight.
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 the 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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