Thursday, June 29, 2017
Southern Skywatch July, 2017 edition is now out!
The July edition of Southern Skywatch is up (JUne was not done as I had to go to Brisbane to look after my mum).
This month Mars is lost to .
Jupiter is still in an good position to watch the banded world in a telescope. Jupiter is a a bit over a hand-span from the bright star Spica for most of this month. On the 1st the Moon is just below Jupiter.
Saturn climbs higher in the evening sky this month. This is a perfect time to watch this ringed wol in a telescope. On the 7th Saturn is close to the Moon.
Mercury climbs higher in the evenning sky this month, and is in an excellent position for viewing. On the 25th Mercury, regulus and the crescent Moon are close.
Venus begins lowering in the morning sky this month. The crescent Moon is close to crescent Venus and Aldebaran on the 20th.
The delta Aqauriid meteor shower is visible in the evening on the 30th.
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Of course, the clouds may decide that they'd like to see it too, and get in our way.
Thank you for your hard work keeping us informed Ian!