Monday, June 06, 2022
Thursday June 9 to Thursday June 16
The Full Moon is Tuesday, June 14, this is a perigee ("super") moon. 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. Uranus is a binocular object and is approached by Venus. Between the 11th to 13th Venus and Uranus fit in the same binocular field.
The Full Moon is Tuesday, June 14. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on June 15. next months perigee Full Moon is even better.
The inset shows the binocular appearance of the Venus and Uranus 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).
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).
Between the bright star
Canopus and the Southern Cross are a wealth of binocular objects to
discover. However the nearly full moon will make many difficult to see.
Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury is rising in the morning twilight.
Venus is lowering in the morning twilight and has a close encounter with Uranus on the 11th-13th..
Mars forms a line with Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury (and Uranus and Neptune).
Jupiter climbs higher in the morning twilight below Saturn and above Mars.
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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