Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Thursday April 22 to Thursday April 29
The Full Moon is Tuesday, April 27, this is a perigee (super) Moon. Perigee is on April 28, 11 hours after official Full Moon, but this still counts.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.
A full Moon at perigee has been called a "Super Moon", this is not an astronomical term (the astronomical term is perigee syzygy, but that doesn't trip off the tongue so nicely), but an astrological one first coined in 1979 (see here).
Still, it is a good excuse to get people out and looking at the Moon.
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 beyond the stars that form the tips of the horns of Taurus the Bull heading towards Gemini. On the 27th Mars is is within binocular distance of the open cluster M35. You will need binoculars to see this as although M35 is technically unaided eye visible, the moonlight and low altitude makes the cluster too hard to see.
Jupiter is climbing higher in the morning sky forming a line with Saturn.
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/
Labels: weekly sky
Just wondering why you didn't mention the lyrids? Are they not worth looking at this year for some reason?
I have cloudy skies tonight. Wondering if I should bother staying up tomorrow?