Monday, May 10, 2021
Thursday May 13 to Thursday May 20
The First Quarter Moon is Thursday, May 20.Morning sky on Saturday, May 15 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:31am ACST (90 minutes before sunrise). Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the morning sky with the crescent Moon below Jupiter.
Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen.
Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (30 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).
Mars is two finger-widths from the crescent Moon.
Venus is visible low in the twilight from around the 10th on. I have been able to see Venus from 15 minutes after sunset with averted vision
Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is in Gemini. On the 16th Mars is two finger-widths from the crescent Moon.
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/
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