Monday, September 05, 2022
Thursday September 8 to Thursday September 15
The Full Moon is Saturday, September 10. Three bright classical planets in a line in the morning sky, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. Mars is below the red star Aldebaran and the Hyades cluster. Jupiter is now readily visible in the late evening sky below Saturn. The Moon is close to Saturn on the 8th and then is close to Jupiter on the 11th. Mercury is sinking in the evening twilight this week.
The Full Moon is Sunday, September 10.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise. click to embiggen).
Saturn forms a shallow triangle with delta and gamma Capricornii.
The waxing Moon is close to Jupiter .
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 (60 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 Full 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 in the twilight below the bright star Spica.
Venus is lost in the twilight.
Mars is below the Hyades and the red star Aldebaran.
Jupiter climbs higher in the late evening sky. Jupiter is near the Full Moon on the 11th.
Saturn forms a shallow triangle with delta and gamma Capricornii. Saturn was at opposition, when it was biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the 15th of August. The Moon is close to Saturn on the 8th.
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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