Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Thursday May 20 to Thursday May 27
The Full Moon is Wednesday, May 26. This is a perigee ("super") full Moon and there is a Total Lunar Eclipse in the early evening., May 22 showing the northern sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:42 am ACST (90 minutes before sunrise). Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the morning sky.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.
Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (30 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).
Mars is a finger-width from the star Wasat (𝛿 Geminorum).
Venus is visible low in the twilight. I have been able to see Venus from 15 minutes after sunset with averted vision, it should be much easier to see this week.
Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is in Gemini. On the 24th Mars Mars is a finger-width from the star Wasat (𝛿 Geminorum).
Jupiter is high in the morning sky forming a line with Saturn above the northern horizon.
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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