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The Sky This Week - Thursday July 20 to Thursday July 27

The New Moon is Sunday, July 23. Mercury rendezvous with Regulus and the thin crescent Moon on the 25th. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. Saturn is visible all night in the heart of the Milky Way. Venus dominates the morning sky below the head of Taurus the Bull. Show More Summary

Geomagnetic warning and Aurora Watch (16-17 July)

The Australian Space Weather Service (SWS) has now issued a Geomagnetic Alert an Aurora Watch for possible aurora for 16-17 July (UT) due to an impact from a coronal Mass Ejection. This is expected to arrive late in the UT day on the...Show More Summary

Yet Another good Week for ISS passes, (12 July - 20 July)

The ISS passes below Jupiter, as seen from Melbourne on the evening of Monday 17 July at 19:05 AEST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes below Saturn, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Monday 17 July at 18:35 ACST. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday July 13 to Thursday July 20

The Last Quarter Moon is Monday, July 17. Mercury climbs higher in the evening sky. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. Saturn is visible all night in the heart of the Milky Way. Venus dominates the morning...Show More Summary

Geomagnetic warning and Aurora Watch (8-9 July)

The Australian Space Weather Service (SWS) has now issued a Geomagnetic Alert an Aurora Watch for possible aurora for 8-9 July (UT) due to solar wind from a coronal hole. This is expected to arrive late in the UT day on the 8th (which is the morning of the 9th Australian time). Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday July 6 to Thursday July 13

The Full Moon is Sunday, July 9. Mars is lost in the twilight. Mercury climbs higher in the evening sky. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. Saturn is visible all night in the heart of the Milky Way. The Moon is close to Saturn on the 7th. Show More Summary

The ISS pass on June 30, 2017

The ISS passing just above Canopus on 30 June, 2017. The ISS was around magnitude -2.4. Stack of 9 images in Deep Sky Stacker (one frames was dropped buring stacking, 5 second exposures 400 ASA with an ageing Canon IXUS) Animation of all 10 images I missed the more spectacular June 29 pass due to clouds and rain. Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch July, 2017 edition is now out!

Morning sky as seen on July 20 and hour before sunrise. The crescent Moon is close to Aldebaran above Venus. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).The July edition of Southern Skywatch is up (JUne was not done as I had to go to Brisbane to look after my mum).This month Mars is lost to. Show More Summary

Another good Week for ISS passes, (28 June - 3 July)

The ISS passes almost over Jupiter, as seen from Melbourne on the evening of Thursday 29 July at 18:36 AEST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS psses below Jupiter, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Thursday 29 July at 18:o5 ACST. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 29 to Thursday July 6

The First Quarter Moon is Saturday, July 1. Mars is lost in the twilight. Mercury reappears in the evening sky towards the end of the week. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. The Moon visits Jupiter on July 1. Show More Summary

The ISS between Venus and the Moon (June 21, 2017)

Animation of the ISS passing between the crescent Moon and Venus, Wednesday morning 21 June,5:13 am as seen from Adelaide (click to embiggen) Single frame of the ISS between the Moon and Venus (click to embiggen) This morning the line...Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 22 to Thursday June 29

The New Moon is Saturday, June 24. Mars and Mercury are lost in the twilight. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. Saturn is at opposition on the 15th, when it as biggest and brightest as seen from Earth. It is visible all night in the heart of the Milky Way. Show More Summary

See the ISS skim the Moon and Venus from Adelaide (Wedensday 21 June)

The ISS passes close to the crescent Moon and Venus on the morning of Wednesday 21st June at 5:13 am. View looking East from Adelaide. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), (click to embiggen) All-sky chart showing local times from Heavens Above for Wednesday 21st June for Adelaide. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 15 to Thursday June 22

The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday, June 17. Earth is at solstice on the 21st. Mars and Mercury are lost in the twilight. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. Saturn is at opposition on the 15th, when it as biggest and brightest as seen from Earth. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 8 to Thursday June 15

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The Full Moon Moon is Thursday June 10. Earth is at Perihelion on the 4th. Mars is lost in the twilight. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky and are visited by the Moon on the 4th. Saturn is in the evening sky in the heart of the Milky Way. Show More Summary

Astrophiz Podcast 35 is Out

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Astrophiz Podcast 35 is out now. Our feature interview is with Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart – Senior research fellow at Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Perth, Australia.He explainsShow More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 1 to Thursday June 8

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The First Quarter Moon is Thursday June 1. Mars is lost in the twilight. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky and are visited by the Moon on the 4th. Saturn is in the evening sky in the heart of the Milky Way. Show More Summary

Astrophiz Podcast 34 is Out

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Astrophiz Podcast 34 is out now. Our feature interview is with Dr. Anthony Horton – Instrument Scientist at the AAO who tells us all about life as an Instrument Scientist for AAO and the Huntsman Telescope and the Space-Eye CubeSat telescope project.I give you the skinny on the great current conditions for observing our Gas Giants. Show More Summary

Geomagnetic warning (26-27 May)

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The SWS has issued a geomagnetic warning for 26-27 May (UT) due to glancing blow from a coronal mass ejection. This is expected to arrive late in the UT day on the 26th (which is the morning of the 27th Australian time). However, the...Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday May 25 to Thursday June 1

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The New Moon is Friday May 26, the First Quarter Moon is Thursday June 1. Mars is low in the twilight. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening skies. Saturn is in the evening sky in the heart of the Milky Way. Venus climbs higher in the morning sky, with Mercury below it. Show More Summary

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