Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Thursday July 28 to Thursday August 4
The New Moon is Friday, July 29. Four bright classical planets in a line in the morning sky, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. Jupiter enters the evening sky below Saturn. Mercury is close to the thin crescent moon on July 30. The Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower reaches its maximum on the late evening of the 30th, and early morning 31st. Mars is within binocular range of Uranus and is closest on August 2.
The New Moon is Friday, July 29.
The insets are the telescopic views of Venus and Mars at the same magnification at this time.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen).
Saturn forms a triangle with delta and gamma Capricornii, and Jupiter is just above the horizon.
The Southern Delta Aqauriid meteor shower peaks on the evening of the 30th, Morning 31st. The radiant is between Saturn and Jupiter. You can start viewing the shower any time after 10 pm local time, but the best rates are when the radiant is highest above the northern horizon: from 11 pm to 3 am.
The insets are the telescopic views of Saturn and Jupiter at the same magnification at this time.
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 (30 minutes after sunset).
Scorpius is prominent above the northern horizon with the teapot of Sagittarius below. From the Sting of the Scorpion through the teapot there is a wealth of binocular objects to discover.
Between the bright star Canopus and the Southern Cross are another wealth of binocular objects to discover.
Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury is visible above the western horizon low in the twilight next week. It is close to the thin crescent Moon on the 30th.
Venus is lowering in the morning twilight.
Mars forms a line with Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus (and Uranus and Neptune).
Jupiter climbs higher in the morning twilight below Saturn and above Mars. Jupiter enters the evening sky low above the horizon.
Saturn climbs away from Mars, Jupiter, and Venus. Saturn forms a triangle with delta and gamma Capricornii.
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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