Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Sky This Week - Thursday July 2 to Thursday July 9
The Full Moon is Sunday, July 5. The Earth is at aphelion on the 4th, when it is furthest from the Sun.
For comet spotters charts see here.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.
The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at 21:00 ACST.
Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.
Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise), click to embiggen.
Four bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Jupiter, Saturn Mars and Venus. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise) click to embiggen.
Mercury is lost in the twilight.
Four bright planets grace the morning sky.
Venus climbs higher in the morning skies close to the Hyades (the head of Taurus the Bull) and bright red Aldebaran (the eye of the Bull).
Mars is visible high in the morning sky to the north, east of Jupiter and Saturn.
Jupiter is lowering in the morning sky and now can be readily seen in the evening sky. Jupiter and Saturn stay around a hand-span apart during the week. The Moon forms a line with Jupiter and Saturn on the 5th
Saturn is also lowering in the morning sky near Jupiter drawing away from Mars. It too is now visible in the evening skies. The Moon forms a line with Saturn and Jupiter on the 6th.
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/