Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Thursday January 12 to Thursday January 19
The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday January 15. Jupiter is easy to see as brightest object in the western evening sky aside from the Moon. Bright Mars, the red star Aldebaran and the Pleiades cluster form a triangle. Venus climbs higher in the evening twilight, and soon will challenge Jupiter for brightest evening object when it leaves the twilight. Saturn sinks towards the twilight and Venus.
The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday January 15.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent
local time (45 minutes after sunset).
Mars was at opposition, when was at its biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on December the 8th, but is still an excellent sight. The insets are the telescopic views of Mars and Jupiter at this time.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset).
Between the bright star Canopus and the Southern Cross are another wealth of binocular objects to discover.
in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury is lost in the twilight.
Venus climbs higher in the twilight coming closer to Satun.
Mars the red star Aldebaran and the Pleiades cluster form a triangle.
Jupiter is now sinking to the west in the late evening sky. Jupiter is visible most of the evening (setting just before midnight) and is the brightest object in the north-west to western sky.
Saturn Saturn is low in the west heading towards Venus and sets shortly just before the sky is fully dark.
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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