Monday, May 02, 2022
Thursday May 5 to Thursday May 12
The First Quarter Moon is Monday, May 9. Four bright planets are visible in a line in the morning sky. Saturn, Mars, Venus and Jupiter. Jupiter is climbing higher in the sky leaving Venus behind. The Eta Aquariid meteor shower has good rates in the morning between the 7th to 9th of May.
The First Quarter Moon is Monday, May 9. The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on May 5.
The insets show the telescopic appearance of the planets at this time.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).
Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury is difficult to see low in the twilight glow.
Venus is lowering in the morning twilight.
Mars forms a line with Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus. Mars draws closer to Jupiter.
Jupiter climbs higher in the morning twilight below Saturn and Mars. Over the Week Jupiter leaves Venus behind.
Saturn climbs away from Mars, Jupiter, and Venus.
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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