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Monday, March 22, 2021

 

Thursday March 25 to Thursday April 1

The Full Moon is Monday, March 29. This scrapes in as Perigee (super) Moon. Saturn and Jupiter are readily visible in the morning sky with Mercury low in the dawn sky. Dimming Mars is readily visible in the early evening skies near the Hyades and is traveling down the horn of  Taurus the Bull.

The Full Moon is Monday, March 29.  The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to Earth, on the 30th. This scrapes in as Perigee (super) Moon. however the April and May ones are better.


Morning sky on Satur
day,  March 27 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide  at 6:30 am ACDST (60 minutes before sunrise). Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter form a line in the morning sky with Mercury lowering in the dawn. 
 
 
 
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise), click to embiggen.
 
 
Whole sky at 20:39 ACDST  (90 minutes after
sunset), on Monday, March 30 as seen from 
Adelaide
 
 
The full Moon is just rising, the Moon will be at perigee the next day at 15:30 ACDST.

  

Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.

Evening sky at 20:41 ACDST  (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, March 27  facing north-west as seen from Adelaide. Mars is the second brightest object above the north-western horizon aside from Aldebaran.  
 
 
 
 
 
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.
 
 
Mercury is brightening in the early twilight and starts the week below Jupiter forming a line with Saturn and Jupiter. It is slowly moving towards the horizon and will become harder to see this week. 

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 now the second brightest object low above the north-western horizon after nearby Aldebaran. Mars is near the Hyades is traveling down the horn of Taurus the Bull.
   
Jupiter is climbing higher in the morning twilight forming a line with Saturn and  Mercury.
 
 Saturn is climbing higher in the morning twilight and is above Jupiter and Mercury.
 
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/ 



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