Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Thursday July 15 to Thursday July 22
The First Quarter Moon is Saturday, July 17. The Moon is at Perigee, when it is closest to Earth, on the 21st.
Evening sky on Saturday, July 17 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 22:00 pm ACST. Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the late evening sky
Whole sky at 18:53 ACST (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, July 17 as seen from Adelaide.
Evening twilight sky on Wednesday, July 21 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:25 ACST (60 minutes after sunset). Venus is low above the horizon. Venus is close to the bright star Regulus with Mars below.
Venus is visible in the late twilight. I have been able to see Venus from 15 minutes after sunset and it is easily seen 60 minutes after sunset. Venus has passed Mars and closes in on the bright star Regulus, being closest on the 22nd.
Mars is visible in the evening sky above the north-western horizon in the early evening. Mars is being left behind by Venus after last weeks close approach.
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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