Monday, October 30, 2023
Thursday November 2 to Thursday November 9
The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday, November 5.The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 7th.
The bright satellite Titan is close to Saturn, making a nice view.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent
local time (90 minutes after sunset).
Io and its shadow are passing over Jupiter at this time and Io will exit Jupiter's disk in around 40 minutes.
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.
Elsewhere in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).
Mercury is lost in the morning twilight.
Venus is high in the morning twilight, it will now sink towards the horizon but will remain easily visible for all of November.
Mars is lost in the twilight.
Jupiter rises around astronomical twilight and is now well visible in the late evening sky. It is at opposition, when it is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the 3rd.
Saturn is past opposition but is still bright and a worthwhile telescopic object.
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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