Monday, October 31, 2022
Thursday November 3 to Thursday November 10
The Full Moon is Tuesday, November 8 (Twilight Lunar eclipse). Two bright classical planets are visible in the early morning sky, Jupiter low in the west, and Mars to the north. Jupiter is now easy to see as brightest object in the evening sky aside from the Moon. The Moon is close to Jupiter on the 4th and 5th of November. Mars forms a triangle with the bright stars Elnath and Zeta Taurii, the tips of the horns of the Bull. Mars is now rising just before midnight, but is still best to see in the morning. Opposition of Uranus.
The Full Moon is Tuesday, November 8. A Twilight Lunar eclipse will occur that will be seen from most of Australia.
Mars is rising around 22:00 am non-daylight saving time (23:00 daylight saving time) but is best seen in the morning.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise. click to embiggen).
Saturn forms a line with iota, delta and gamma Capricornii with Jupiter below. Jupiter is close to the waxing Moon.
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 (90 minutes after sunset).
Scorpius is just above the western horizon with the teapot of Sagittarius above. From the Sting of the Scorpion through the teapot there is a wealth of binocular objects to
discover. Also the low altitude and brightening Moon make these harder to discern.
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 lost in the twilight.
Mars forms a triangle the bright stars Elnath and Zeta Taurii, the tips of the horns of the Bull.
Jupiter climbs higher in the late evening sky was at opposition, when it was biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the 27th of September. Jupiter is visible all night. The Moon is close to Jupiter on the 4th and 5th of November.
Saturn forms a line with iota, delta and gamma Capricornii. Saturn was at opposition, when it was biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the 15th of August.
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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