Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Thursday January 7 to Thursday January 14
The New Moon is Wednesday January 13. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the earth, on the 10th.
You will need a level, unobstructed horizon like the ocean to see this.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (30 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.
Venus is still visible low above the horizon in the morning. You may need a level, unobstructed horizon to see Venus. Venus is joined by the thin crescent Moon on the 12th. You will need a level, unobstructed horizon to see this.
Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening.
Jupiter can be seen in very low in early evening twilight sky in the west. Jupiter is near Saturn and the pair are lowering in the twilight and become progressively harder to see. They are joined by Mercury mid week. On the 14th the trio are joined by the thin crescent Moon. You will need a level, unobstructed horizon like the ocean to see this.
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 the 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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