Tuesday, August 02, 2022
Thursday August 4 to Thursday August 11
The First Quarter Moon is Friday, August 5. Four bright classical planets in a line in the morning sky, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. Jupiter is now readily visible in the late evening sky below Saturn. Saturn is brightening ahead of opposition next week. Mercury is low in the twilight and is close to the bright star Regulus on the 4th.
The First Quarter Moon is Friday, August 5. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on the 11th.
The insets are the telescopic views of Venus and Mars at the same magnification at this time.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise. click to embiggen).
Saturn forms a triangle with delta and gamma Capricornii, and Jupiter is just above the horizon.
The insets are the telescopic views of Saturn and Jupiter at the same magnification at this time.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (45 minutes after sunset).
Scorpius is prominent above the northern horizon with the teapot of Sagittarius below. From the Sting of the Scorpion through the teapot there is a wealth of binocular objects to discover.
Between the bright star
Canopus and the Southern Cross are another wealth of binocular objects to
discover. However the waxing Moon will make these harder to see.
Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury is visible above the western horizon low in the twilight next week. It is close to the bright start Regulus on the 4th..
Venus is lowering in the morning twilight.
Mars forms a line with Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus (and Uranus and Neptune).
Jupiter climbs higher in the morning twilight below Saturn and above Mars. Jupiter enters the evening sky low above the horizon.
Saturn climbs away from Mars, Jupiter, and Venus. Saturn forms a triangle with delta and gamma Capricornii.
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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