Tuesday, July 05, 2022
Thursday July 7 to Thursday July 14
The First Quarter Moon is Thursday, July 7, the Full Moon is Thursday July 14. This is a Perigee Full Moon, the best this year. Four bright classical planets in a line in the morning sky, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus.
The First Quarter Moon is Thursday, July 7, the Full Moon is Thursday July 14. This is a Perigee Full Moon, the best this year. Perigee is July 13.
The five bright classical planets are visible in a line in the morning sky, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury. (Uranus, Neptune and the Asteroid Vesta are in the line too, but all need at least binoculars to see).
The insets are the telescopic views of the planets at the same magnification at this time, Europa is behind Jupiter and Callisto is skimming Jupiter's Pole.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen).
Perigee was on July 13, 10:00, 9 hours before exact full Moon, the closest paring of perigee and Full Moon this year.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time.
Scorpius is prominent above the South Eastern horizon with the teapot a Sagittarius below. From the Sting of the Scorpion through the teapot there is a wealth of binocular objects to
discover. However, the waxing Moon makes them more difficult to see. The following day (Sunday) the Moon is in the head of Scorpius.
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 lost in the twilight.
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.
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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