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

The First Quarter Moon is Tuesday May 26. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky once Venus has set. It is visited by the crescent Moon on the 24t. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. Show More Summary

Aurora Watch (17-18 May)

An Aurora watch and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 17 to 18th due to an anticipated impact from glancing blow from a Coronal Mass Ejection interacting with a coronal hole solar wind stream. This could translate into aurora at any time during the night time of the 17th to early morning 18th. Show More Summary

Viewing Comet C/2015 G2 MASTER in the Southern Hemisphere this coming Week

The path of comet C/2015 G2 MASTER from 14 to 21 May, looking west as seen from Adelaide at Astronomical twilight (6:50 pm) and hour an a half after sunset. The position of the comet is shown every two days. You will probably need binoculars to see it. Show More Summary

Aurora Alert NOW (13 May 2015)

An Aurora Alert and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 13th due to an anticipated impact from a coronal hole solar wind stream. This appears to have hit during daylight hours, but the geomagnetic storm may continue during the evening hours.This could translate into aurora at any time during the 13th. Show More Summary

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

The New Moon is Monday May 18. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky and is visited by the crescent Moon on the 21st. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky once Venus has set. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. Show More Summary

Aurora Watch (6-7 May)

An Aurora Watch and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 6th to 7th due to an anticipated impact from a Coronal Mass Ejection. This could translate into aurora at any time during the 6th to 7th (quite possibly after midnight on the 6th). Show More Summary

Catch a Series of Bright International Space Station Passes (6-11 May 2015)

The ISS passes near the Venus, looking north-west as seen from Melbourne on the evening of Thursday 7 May at 19:04 AEST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes near the Venus, looking north-west as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Thursday 7 May at 18:33 ACST. Show More Summary

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

The Last Quarter Moon is Monday May 11. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky once Venus has set. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. Show More Summary

eta Aquariid Meteor Shower 7-9 May, 2015

Morning sky on Thursday May 7 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 4:00 am ACST. The radiant of the eta Aquariid meteor shower is shown. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).The eta Aquariids meteor shower, the debris from Halleys comet, will peak on May 6 UT. Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch May, 2015 edition is now out!

North-western evening sky at 6:30 pm as seen from Adelaide on May 21. The May edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.This month has still more planetary action with Venus, Jupiter and Saturn prominent.Jupiter is high in the early evening...Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday April 30 to Thursday May 7

The Full Moon is Monday May 4. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky. Mars is lost in the twilight. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky once Venus has set. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and now visible in the evening. Show More Summary

Geomagnetic Alert (22 April, 2015)

A geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 22nd (yes tonight) to possibly the morning of the 23rd due to a high speed solar wind stream from a coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity is rated at "Unsettled to Active,...Show More Summary

The 2015 Australian Lyrid Meteor Shower, Morning 23 April

The morning sky looking north as seen from Brisbane at 5:00 am AEST on April 23. The Lyrid radiant is marked with a yellow cross. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at an equivalent local time. The radiant will be higher in northern Australia, and lower in southern Australia (click to embiggen). Show More Summary

Venus, Moon and Aldebaran, April 21 2015

Venus, the Moon and the Hyades on 21 April 2015. Orion is visible above them. Stack of 10x10 second exposures 400 ISO with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen to see both the Moon and Venus reflected in the sea.. Venus, the Moon, Aldebaran (the brightest star) and the Hyades on 21 April 2015. Show More Summary

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

This is Global Astronomy Month. The First Quarter Moon is Sunday April 26. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky. Mars is lost in the twilight. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky once Venus has set. The Moon visits Jupiter on the 26th. Show More Summary

Aurora Watch (17-18 April)

An Aurora Watch and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 17th (yes tonight) to the 18th due to a high speed solar wind stream from a coronal hole. Given long lasting effects for the unexpected aurora on the...Show More Summary

My First Image of C/2015 G2 (MASTER) 15 April 2015

New comet C/2015 G2 MASTER, currently around magnitude 9 in the early morning sky. Imaged with iTelescope T9. A median stack of 3x180 second luminance exposures. Click to embiggen.Nice long thin tail.

Venus and the Hyades

Venus and the Hyades on 12 April 2015. The Pleiades are hidden by cloud. Stack of 10x15 second exposures 400 ISO with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. Venus and the Hyades on 15 April 2015. The Pleiades are still hidden by cloud. Stack of 10x15 second exposures 400 ISO with my Canon IXUS. Show More Summary

Aurora Happening NOW! (11:28 PM 15 April)

Unaided eye aurora are being reported from Tasmania NOW, despite cloud. Kp is 4, Bz North but impressive glows and beams are being reported. Go out and look NOW!Dark sky sites have the best chance of seeing anything, and always allow around 5 minutes for your eyes to become dark adapted.As always look to the south for shifting red/green glows. Show More Summary

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

This is Global Astronomy Month. The New Moon is Sunday April 19. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky. The crescent Moon, Venus and the red star Aldebaran form a triangle in the evening sky. Mars is lost in the twilight. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky once Venus has set. Show More Summary

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