Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Thursday January 19 to Thursday January 26
The New Moon is Sunday January 22. Jupiter is easy to see as brightest object in the western evening sky aside from the Moon. The crescent Moon is close to Jupiter on the 26th. 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 meets Venus and crescent Moon in the twilight on the 23rd. The thing crescent Moon is near Mercury in the morning twilight.
The New Moon is Sunday January 22. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on the 22nd as well.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent
local time (45 minutes after sunset).
Evening sky on Thursday, January 26 as seen from Adelaide at 22:05 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset (click to embiggen). Mars, the red star Aldebaran and and the Pleiades cluster form a triangle. Jupiter is seen low in the west
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 low in the morning twilight.
Venus climbs higher in the twilight meeting Saturn and the thin crescent Moon.
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. It is also close to the crescent Moon on Thursday 26th.
Saturn Saturn is low in the west close Venus and sets in the twilight.
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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