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Monday, March 29, 2021

 

ThursdayApril 1 to Thursday April 8

The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday, April 4 and daylight savings ends. Saturn and Jupiter are readily visible in the morning sky. On the 6th The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter from a line, then on the 7th the crescent Moon is between Saturn and Jupiter finally on the 8th the thin crescent Moon is below Jupiter. Mercury is 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 Last Quarter Moon is Sunday, April 4 and daylight savings ends.

Morning sky on Wednesday April 7 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide  at 5:38 am ACST (60 minutes before sunrise). Saturn,  Jupiter form a triangle with the crescent Moon in the morning sky with Mercury just rising in the dawn. 
 
The inset shows the telescopic view of Jupiter at this time, with Io coming out from behind Jupiter. 
 
 Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise), click to embiggen.
 
 
Whole sky at 20:32 ACDST  (90 minutes after
sunset), on Saturday, April 3 as seen from 
Adelaide
 
 

  

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

Evening sky at 20:32 ACDST  (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, April 3  facing north-west as seen from Adelaide. Mars is the third brightest object above the north-western horizon aside from Aldebaran and Betelgeuse.  
 
 
 
 
 
Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.
 
 
Mercury is  slowly moving towards the horizon and will become harder to see this week as it enters the twilight glow. 

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 third brightest object low above the north-western horizon after nearby Aldebaran and Betelgeuse. 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. On the 6th The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter from a line, then on the 7th the crescent Moon is between Saturn and Jupiter finally on the 8th the thin crescent Moon is below Jupiter.
 
 Saturn is climbing higher in the morning twilight and is above Jupiter and Mercury.
On the 6th The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter from a line, then on the 7th the crescent Moon is between Saturn and Jupiter finally on the 8th the thin crescent Moon is below Jupiter.
 
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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