Monday, February 22, 2021
Thursday February 25 to Thursday March 4
The Full Moon is Saturday February 27. The Moon is at Perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on March 2.
day, February 27 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 6:04 am ACDST (60 minutes before sunrise). Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter form a triangle in the morning sky. Over the week Mercury draws closer to Jupiter.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.
Venus is lost in the twilight.
Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is the brightest object low above the north-western horizon aside from the nearby Moon. Mars is within binocular range of the Pleiades and is closest on the 4th.
Jupiter is climbing higher in the morning twilight flowing a line with Saturn, later in the week brightening Mercury forms a triangle with the pair.This triangle remains for several days as Mercury heads towards Jupiter.
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEDST, Western sky at 10 pm AEDST. 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/
Labels: weekly sky