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Monday, March 15, 2021

 

Thursday March 18 to Thursday March 25

The First Quarter Moon is Monday, March 22. Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury are readily visible in the morning sky. Dimming Mars is readily visible in the early evening skies near the Hyades and begins to travel down the horn of  Taurus the Bull. Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 19th.

The First Quarter Moon is Monday, March 22.


Morning sky on Satur
day,  March 20 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide  at 6:24 am ACDST (60 minutes before sunrise). Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter form a line in the morning sky. 
 
 
 
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise), click to embiggen.
 
 
Whole sky at 20:52 ACDST  (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, March 20 as seen from 
Adelaide.

 

 

 

Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.

Evening sky at 20:53 ACDST  (90 minutes after sunset), on Friday, March 19  facing north-west as seen from Adelaide. Mars is the brightest object aside from the Moon low above the north-western horizon.  
 
 
 
 
 
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.
 
 
Mercury is brightening in the early twilight and starts the week below Jupiter forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter. It is slowly moving towards the horizon but will be easily visible this week. 

Venus is lost in the twilight

Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is the brightest object low above the north-western horizon aside from the nearby Moon. near the Hyades and begins to travel down the horn of  Taurus the Bull. Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 19th.
   
Jupiter is climbing higher in the morning twilight forming a line with Saturn and  Mercury.
 
 Saturn is climbing higher in the morning twilight and is above Jupiter and Mercury.
 
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEDST, Western sky at 10 pm AEDST. 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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