Monday, June 14, 2021
Thursday June 17 to Thursday June 24
The First Quarter Moon is Friday, June 18. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest t the Earth, on the 23rd. Earth is at solstice on the 21st, when the day is shortest.June 19 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 23:00 pm ACST (just before midnight). Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the late evening sky.
Venus is becoming more visible low in the twilight. I have been able to see Venus from 15 minutes after sunset and it is easily seen 60 minutes after sunset. Venus is coming closer to Mars in the mid-twilight.
Mars is readily visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is coming closer to Venus. Mars is in front of the Beehive cluster on the 23rd and 24th. You will require binoculars to see this. Just find Mars and the cluster will be easily visible in binoculars.
Jupiter is now above the eastern horizon well before midnight.
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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