Monday, May 31, 2021
Thursday June 3 to Thursday June 10
The New Moon is Thursday, June 10. Apogee, when the Earth is furthest from the earth, is on June 8.
Venus is becoming more visible low in the twilight. I have been able to see Venus from 15 minutes after sunset and it is easily seen 30 minutes after sunset.
Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is in Gemini forming a line with the bright stars Pollux and Castor.
Jupiter is high in the morning sky forming a line with Saturn above the north-western horizon. Jupiter is now above the eastern horizon before midnight.
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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