Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Thursday July 22 to Thursday July 29
The Full Moon is Saturday, July 24.
Evening sky on Sunday, July 25 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 22:00 pm ACST. Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the late evening sky with the Moon between Saturn and Jupiter.
Whole sky at 18:57 ACST (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, July 24 as seen from Adelaide.
Evening twilight sky on Thursday, July 22 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:25 ACST (60 minutes after sunset). Venus is low above the horizon. Venus is at its closest to the bright star Regulus with Mars below.
The Southern Delta-Aquarids meteor shower runs from from 12 July to 23rd August, peaking on Thurday July 29 to 30. The number of meteors you will see depends on how high the radiant is above the horizon, and how dark your sky is. This shower is fairly faint, with the highest rate of around a meteor every 7 minutes. This year the shower occurs when the Moon is close to the radiant so lower rates will be seen than usual.
At 11 pm, face east, and look towards Jupiter (the brightest object above the eastern horizon). The radiant is just below Jupiter. This meteor shower should be visible from 10.00 pm until dawn. However, after Moon rise the rates will fall off considerably.
Venus is visible in the late twilight. I have been able to see Venus from 15 minutes after sunset and it is easily seen 60 minutes after sunset. Venus has passed Mars and closes in on the bright star Regulus, being closest on the 22nd
Mars is visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is being left behind by Venus but like Venus is heading for Regulus.
Jupiter is now above the eastern horizon well before midnight. Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the sky, and the pair are visited by the Moon from the 24th to 26th. On the 25th the Moon is between Saturn and Jupiter. On the 26th the Moon is just below Jupiter.
On the 25th the Moon is between Saturn and Jupiter.
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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