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Evening sky on Saturday March 8 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 23:00 pm ACDST in South Australia. The asteroid Vesta is just below Mars, and easily visible in binoculars. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). Show More Summary
The ISS passes near the Moon, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Friday March 7 at 20:35:59 ACDST (changed from the prediction of 20:35:32 ACDST on Sunday). All sky chart showing local times from Heavens Above for Friday March 7 for Adelaide. Show More Summary
Carnival of Space #343 is now up at the Urban Astronomer. There's the next big Super Collider, Saturn's hexagonal clouds, selling naming rights to craters on Mars and much, much more. Zap on over and have a read.
The First Quarter Moon is Saturday March 8. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky, visible all evening. The Moon is near Jupiter on the 10th. Mars becomes more prominent in the evening sky. Saturn appears in the evening sky. Show More Summary
The ISS passes near the Moon, as seen from Melbourne on the evening of Friday March 7 at 21:07 AEDST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes near the Moon, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Friday March 7 at 20:35:32 ACDST. Show More Summary
Asteroids Vesta and Ceres brighten during March. Click to embiggen.The March edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.There's a bit of planetary action this month with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars meeting the Moon.Jupiter is easily visible in the evening sky and is well placed for telescopic observation. Show More Summary
Morning sky on Wednesday February 26 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:45 am ACDST in South Australia. Crescent Venus is well above the horizon with the crescent Moon just above. Mercury is low on the horizon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). Show More Summary
The New Moon is Saturday March 1. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky, visible all evening. Mars is prominent in the early morning but is visible in the evening sky. Saturn rises higher in the morning sky. Venus is bright in the morning sky and is near the crescent Moon on the 27th. Show More Summary
Location of the asteroid 2 Pallas at 9:00 pm ACDST as seen from Adelaide. The location is marked with the red cross. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at equivalent local times.You may need to wait until a little later for the sky to be dark enough to easily see the asteroid. Show More Summary
Says it all really
Marc from the Air League will be talking to Ashley Walsh on 891 ABC radio tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 7:30 am about the ISS experience. Which was fantastic. There was a lot of setting up and testing at the South Australian Air Museum,...Show More Summary
There are confirmed aurora sighting from Tasmania and Victoria. Unfortunately bad weather has clouded out many sites, but even with the Moon rising it may be worthwhile looking during the gaps in the cloud. Current Bz -7 nT and Kindex...Show More Summary
I don't know if the conversation of kids of the SA branch of the Australian Air League with ISS astronaut Koichi Wakata on this Friday will be broadcast live on NASA TV, but it may be worthwhile watching the live NASA videostream at around 7:08 pm ACDST (7:38 AEDST) just in case they are. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/iss_ustream.html
Northern sky at 10 pm local daylight saving time in Australia showing Orion. Globe at Night, the international light pollution survey, is running its second survey this year from February 19-28. This year they are running the surveyShow More Summary
This mornings rain made a beautiful rainbow, something nice to look at as I made lunches
Off at a Familienfest in Echuca, not much astronomy happening for a while.
This Friday at 7:00 pm the kids of the SA branch of the Australian Air League will be talking with ISS astronaut Koichi Wakata on the ISS itself. The relay will be set up in the South Australian Aviation Museum, the signal will go from...Show More Summary
Carnival of Space #341 is now up at Photospace. There's Water on Mars (again), microwaves for spacecraft propulsion, space ignorance, one way journeys to Mars, and lots more. Beam on over and have a read.
The International Space Station zips below Venus on the morning of 11 February 2014. Stack of 10 x 5 second exposures at 400 ASA with my Canon IXUS. Images stacked with ImageJ. Click to embiggen Animation of the same stack of 10 images in Image J, with contrast cranked up. Show More Summary
The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday February 23. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky, visible all evening. Mars is prominent in the early morning but now enters the evening sky. Saturn rises higher in the morning sky. There is a daytime occultation of Saturn on the morning of Saturday February 22. Show More Summary