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Southern Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower 29-31 July, 2016

Evening sky looking east from Adelaide at 2 pm local time on July 30th in South Australia. The cross marks the radiant (the point where the meteors appear to originate from) of the Southern Delta Aquariids. Similar views will be seen...Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday July 28 to Thursday August 4

The New Moon is Wednesday August 3. Venus and Mercury rise in the early evening sky. The Moon is close to Venus on Thursday August the 4th Jupiter is visible in the early evening. Mars and Saturn are visible all evening long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Show More Summary

Astrophiz Podcast 3 is Out

The Astrophiz podcast is out, Interview: Dave Hunter - Magnetometers and interpreting heliophysical satellite data. History & Theory of radio astronomy: Dr Nadeshda Cherbakov tells us about Karl Jansky. ANNNDD someone you might recognize talking about what is up in the sky this week. https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz-podcast-3-heliophysics-karl-jansky

See the ISS buzz Jupiter and Mars AGAIN (22-23 July, 2016)

The ISS passes between Mars, Saturn and Antares, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Friday 22 July at 18:03 ACST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes near Antares and Saturn, as seen from Alice Springs on the on the evening of Saturday 23 July at 18:46 ACST. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday July 21 to Thursday July 28

The Last Quarter Moon is Wednesday July 27. Venus and Mercury rise in the early evening sky. Jupiter is visible in the early evening. Mars and Saturn are visible all evening long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Show More Summary

Venus (and Mercury) Returns to the Evening Sky. (17 July 2016)

Venus and Mercury above the horizon in the twilight glow at 18:06 ACST on Sunday 17 July. The inset shows Mercury and Venus at full resolution. Imaged with my Canon IXUS at 400 ASA 0.4" exposure and 3x Zoom. Click to emibggen to be able to see Mercury better.Venus and Mercury have returned to the evening sky. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday July 14 to Thursday July 21

The Full Moon is Wednesday July 20. Venus and Mercury return to the evening sky. Jupiter is visible in the early evening. Mars and Saturn are visible all night long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Show More Summary

Jupiter Meets the Moon (9 July 2016)

Evening sky on Saturday July 9 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:00 ACST. Jupiter is very close to the Moon.The inset is the telescopic view of Jupiter and the Moon. at this time. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (but see below). Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday July 7 to Thursday July 14

The First Quarter Moon is Tuesday July 12. Jupiter is visible in the early evening and is spectacularly close to the Moon on the 9th. Mars and Saturn are visible all night long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch July, 2016 edition is now out!

Evening sky on July 9 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 9:00 pm ACST. The radiant of the eta Aquariid meteor shower is shown. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at equivalent local times. (click to embiggen).The July...Show More Summary

See the ISS buzz Jupiter and Mars (1-6 July, 2016)

The ISS passes above Mars, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Friday 1 July at 18:46 ACST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes near Jupiter, as seen from Melbourne on the on the evening of Friday 1 July at 19:16 AEST. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 30 to Thursday July 7

The New Moon is Monday July 4. Earth at aphelion July 5. Jupiter is visible most of the evening. Mars and Saturn are visible all night long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Mercury and Venus are lost in the twilight. Show More Summary

Seeing comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS from Australia (June-July 2016)

Eastern evening sky at 9:00 pm ACST, 24 June - 14 July showing the path of comet C/2013 X1 as seen from Adelaide. The positions are for the 24th, 29th, 4th, 9th, and 14th (getting higher as the month wears on). Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (and most of the Southern Hemisphere). Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 23 to Thursday June 30

The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday June 28. Jupiter is visible most of the evening. Mars and Saturn are visible all night long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Mercury and Venus are lost in the twilight. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 16 to Thursday June 23

The Full Moon is Monday June 20. Earth is a solstice on June 21. Jupiter is visible most of the evening. Mars and Saturn are visible all night long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. On June 18 Mars, Saturn, Antares and the Moon form a diamond shape. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 9 to Thursday June 16

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The First Quarter Moon is Sunday June 12. Jupiter is visible most of the evening and is visited by the Moon on the 11th. Mars is visible all night long. Saturn was at opposition last week but remains bright. It is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Show More Summary

Comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS near the Helix Nebula (4-6 June 2016)

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS as seen at 2 am facings east from Adelaide. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen.Comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS is brightening and is around magnitude 6.4, which is just below undaided should be easily detectable in binoculars as a fuzzy blob. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 2 to Thursday June 9

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The New Moon is Sunday June 5. Jupiter is visible all evening long. Mars is visible all night long. Saturn is at opposition. It is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Mercury climbs higher the morning sky and is close to the crescent Moon on the 3rd. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday May 26 to Thursday June 2

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday May 29. Jupiter is visible all evening long. Mars is visible all night long. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Mercury climbs higher the morning sky. Venus is lost...Show More Summary

Catch a Series of Bright International Space Sation Passes (23-30 May 2016)

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The ISS passes below Jupiter, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Tuesday 24 May at 17:52 ACST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes below Jupiter, as seen from Brisbane on the on the evening of Wednesday 25 May at 17:33 AEST. Show More Summary

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