Monday, December 28, 2020
Thursday December 31 to Thursday January 7
The Last Quarter Moon is Wednesday January 6.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (30 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.
Three bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.
Venus is still visible low above the horizon in the morning. You may need a level, unobstructed horizon to see Venus.
Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening.
Jupiter can be seen in low in early evening sky in the west. Jupiter and Saturn start out just over a finger-width apart at the beginning of the week and slowly draw away from each other over the week. However, they are also lowering in the twilight and become progressively harder to see.
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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