Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Thursday February 3 to Thursday February 10
The First Quarter Moon is Tuesday, February 8. Jupiter is now alone in the night sky, setting before the sky is fully dark. The thin crescent Moon is close to Jupiter on February 3. Mars is readily visible in the morning sky in the teapot of Sagittarius. On the 6th Mars is close to the iconic globular cluster M22. Venus is climbing in the morning twilight towards Mars. During the week Mercury climbs out of the morning twilight towards the pair.
The First Quarter Moon is Tuesday, February 8.
Morning sky on Sunday February 6 showing the eastern morning sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:05 am ACDST (90 minutes before sunrise). Mars, Venus, and Mercury and form a triangle in the morning sky. Mars is close to the globular cluster M22, The inset shows the approximate telescopic view of Mars and M22.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).
Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (45 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).
in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent
time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury climbs higher in the morning sky this week, heading towards the pair of Venus and Mars.
Venus is rising in the morning twilight towards Mars.
Jupiter is visible low in the western twilight sky. The thin crescent Moon is close to Jupiter on February 3.
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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