Monday, October 16, 2023
Thursday October 19 to Thursday October 26
The First Quarter Moon is Sunday, October 22. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the earth, on the 26th.
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent
local time (90 minutes after sunset).
Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (an hour before local midnight).
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 and is leaving the bright star Regulus behind. Venus is furthest from the Sun on the 24th.
Mars is lost in the twilight.
Jupiter is rising around astronomical twilight and is now well visible in the late evening sky.
Saturn is past opposition but is still bright and a worthwhile telescopic object. Saturn is close to the waxing Moon on the 24th.
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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