Monday, February 06, 2023
Thursday February 9 to Thursday February 16
The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday, February 14. Jupiter is sinking towards the horizon into the twilight, coming closer to Venus which is challenging Jupiter for the brightest evening object. The pair make a nice sight in the twilight. Bright Mars, the red star Aldebaran and the Pleiades cluster form a triangle. Comet C/2022 E3 continues to climb the evening sky and is close to Mars on the 11th, and the red star Aldebaran on the 14th.
The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday, February 14.
sky on Saturday, February 11 as seen from Adelaide at 05:46 ACDST, (60 minutes before sunrise, click
to embiggen). Mercury is below the the tail of Scorpius and the teapot of Sagittarius.
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).
Jupiter is seen low in the west
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
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.
Mars the red star Aldebaran and the Pleiades cluster form a triangle. Comet C/2022 E3 is close to Mars on the 11th.
Jupiter is now sinking to the west in the late evening sky. Jupiter is visible most of the evening (setting just after 10 pm) and is the brightest object in the western sky once Venus has set.
Saturn is lost 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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