Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Sky This Week - Thursday May 14 to Thursday May 21
The last Quarter is Friday May 15.The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 18th.
Venus is a distinct "crescent Moon" shape in even small telescopes. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 30 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.
Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.
The inset shows the telescopic view of Jupiter at 23:00 ACST.
The last Quarter Moon is close to Mars. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise) click to embiggen.
Venus is still prominent in the twilight low above the western horizon but will soon disappear. Venus is seen up to 60 minutes after sunset.
Mercury returns to the evening sky in the twilight late this week, rising to meet Venus.
Three bright planets grace the morning sky.
Mars is visible high in the morning sky below Jupiter and Saturn. On the 15th and 16 the waning Moon is close to Mars
Jupiter climbs higher in the morning sky and now can be seen in the late evening sky. Jupiter and Saturn stay around a hand-span apart during the week.
Saturn climbs higher in the morning sky below Jupiter drawing away from Mars.It too is now visible inn the late evening skies.
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 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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