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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

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)

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

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

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)

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

My Guide to the Opposition of Mars, May 22, 2016

Evening sky on Sunday May 22 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 22:00 ACST. Mars, Saturn and Antares form a triangle. The inset shows telescopic views of Mars and Saturn. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).My guide to the opposition of Mars is here.http://www.users.on.net/~reynella/skywatch/mars2016.htm

The Sky This Week - Thursday May 19 to Thursday May 26

The Full Moon is Sunday May 22. Jupiter is visible all evening long. Mars is at opposition on the 22nd. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. On the 22nd Mars, the Moon, Saturn and Antares from a diamond shape in the sky. Show More Summary

Seeing comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS from Australia (May 2016)

Eastern morning sky at 4:00 am ACST, 16 May as seen from Adelaide. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (and most of the Southern Hemisphere). Click to embiggen.Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) is now high enough above the horizon murk to be readily visible before twilight. Show More Summary

Iridium Flare Below The Moon and Jupiter 15-05-16 (18:50)

Location of iridium flare at 18:50:48 ACST as seen from Adelaide. The star marks to flare location.This evening in about 40 minutes an iridium flare will occur just below the Moon and Jupiter as seen from Adelaide. The flare will only be around magnit-1, but the combination of Jupiter, the Moon and the flare will look nice. See Heavens Above http://www.heavens-above.com/

The Sky This Week - Thursday May 12 to Thursday May 19

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The First Quarter Moon is Saturday May 14. Jupiter is visible all evening long. Venus is lost in the twilight. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Mars is in retrograde motion and enters the head of the Scorpion this week.The First Quarter Moon is Saturday May 14. Show More Summary

Watch the Transit of Mercury on Streaming TV (tonight, May 9)

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Transit of Mercury as seen from Australia in November 2006 at around 8:30am, click to enlarge. Mercury is the tiny dot roughly in the centre-top. Tonight, May 9 2016, is a rare Transit of Mercury, where Mercury crosses the Sun's face. Show More Summary

Aurora Alert 8-9 May, 2016

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

(Yes, this is the first alert since January) The Australian Space Weather Service (SWS ) has now issued a Geomagnetic Warning and Geomagnetic Alert for geomagnetic storms on 8-9 January UT from a coronal hole. A G3 storm occurred during daylight, the global Kp index is currently 6, and the Launceston Kindex is 5. Show More Summary

Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks 7 May, 2016 (Australia)

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Morning sky on Saturday 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).Don't...Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch May, 2016 edition is now out!

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Morning sky on Saturday 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 throughout Australia at equivalent local times. (click to embiggen).The...Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday May 5 to Thursday May 12

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The New Moon is Saturday May 7. Jupiter is visible all evening long. Venus is low above the horizon in the twilight and is close to the crescent Moon on the 6th. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars....Show More Summary

eta Aquariid Meteor Shower 7-9 May, 2016

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Morning sky on Saturday 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...Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday April 28 to Thursday May 5

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The "Blue" Last Quarter Moon is Saturday April 30. Jupiter is visible all evening long. Venus is low above the horizon in the twilight. Saturn is close to the red star Antares and forms a triangle with Mars. Mars is in retrograde motion. Show More Summary

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