Monday, May 04, 2020
Sky This Week - Thursday May 7 to Thursday May 14
The full Moon is Thursday May 7.
Venus is a distinct "crescent Moon" shape in even small telescopes. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.
Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen..
The inset show Jupiter at 23:30 ACST as Europa appears from Behind Jupiter.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.
The eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks on the late evening/early morning of 6-7 May in Australia,
You should see a meteor every four minutes or so under dark skies. Details and observing hints are here.
Comet C/2020 F8 SWAN is brighter than expected and is (just) and unaided eye object. Details and observing hints are here.
Venus is prominent low above the western horizon in the early evening sky. Venus is seen up to 90 minutes after sunset. Venus is closing in on the bright star Elnath (Beta Tauri) and is closest on the 11th.
Three bright planets grace the morning sky.
Mercury is lost in the twilight.
Mars is visible high in the morning sky below Jupiter and Saturn.
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. On the 12th Jupiter the waning Moon and Satun form a triangle
Saturn climbs higher in the morning sky below Jupiter drawing away from Mars.
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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