Monday, April 15, 2019
The Sky This Week - Thursday April 18 to Thursday April 25
The Full Moon is Friday April 19.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in eastern Australia at roughly the equivalent local time, detailed times and observation hints are at my Saturn occultation page.
The Hyades also grace the north-western sky. Mars is close to the Hyades and the bright red star Aldebaran.
Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).
Venus is bright in the morning skies below Jupiter and Saturn and above Mercury. Mercury away from Venus over the week.
Mercury is now sinking in the morning sky but is still visible below Venus as it leaves Venus behind.
Jupiter Jupiter is now rising just before midnight in the evening sky, but is low to the horizon and not a good telescope target until the morning. Jupiter is close to the Moon on the 23rd.
Mars moves through Taurus and is the brightest object in low in the western evening sky. Mars sets around 7:30pm. Mars is close to the Hyades and the bright red star Aldebaran, heading towards the horns of the Bull.
Saturn is climbs higher in the morning sky. It is in an excellent position for telescopic viewing in the early morning. By mid week it has entered the evening sky, on the 25th the Moon occults Saturn as seen from eastern and parts of central Australia.
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.
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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