Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Thursday June 23 to Thursday June 30
The New Moon is Wednesday, June 29. The five bright classical planets are visible in a line in the morning sky, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury. Also present but not visible to the unaided eye are the dwarf planet Pluto, asteroid Vesta, Neptune and Uranus. The Moon climbs down the ladder of planets, being close to Jupiter on the 22nd, very close to Mars on the 23rd, Uranus on the 25th (occultation in WA, NT and FNQ) and Venus on the 26th.
The New Moon is Wednesday, June 29.
Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury form a line (Uranus, Neptune and the Asteroid Vesta are in the line too, but all need at least binoculars to see).
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 from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).
Between the bright star Canopus and the Southern Cross are a wealth of binocular objects to discover.
Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury is lowering in the morning twilight.
Venus is lowering in the morning twilight and is close to the crescent Moon on the 26th.
Mars forms a line with Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury (and Uranus and Neptune). Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 23rd.
Jupiter climbs higher in the morning twilight below Saturn and above Mars. Jupiter is visited by the Moon on the 22nd.
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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