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What was the Conjunction like from Jupiter (and Callisto and Ceres)?

Venus and Earth seen from the cloud tops of Jupiter on July 1 simulated in Stellarium (click to embiggen). Telescopic view of Venus and Earth seen from the cloud tops of Jupiter on July 1. Jupiter about to eclipse Venus and Earth as seen from Callisto on July 1 simulated in Stellarium (click to embiggen). Show More Summary

A Brilliant View of Post-conjunction of Venus and Jupiter (2 July 2015)

Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:00 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 2 July. 2 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:00 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 2 July. 4 second exposure at ASA400 3x zoom with my Canon IXUS. Show More Summary

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

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday July 9. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky with bright Jupiter very close by. The pair separate over the week. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. Mercury is below the bright star Aldebaran in the morning.The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday July 9. Show More Summary

The Venus and Jupiter Conjunction, Prepare for the Finale on July 1!

Early evening sky on Tuesday June 30 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:30 ACST showing Venus and Jupiter close together. The inset shows a binocular view of the pair.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia and most of the Southern Hemisphere at the equivalent local time. Show More Summary

Venus and Jupiter Draw Closer (June 28, 2015)

Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. 6 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:20 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. Show More Summary

Geomagnetic alert - again (24-26 June)

Aurora are like buses, for ages none come along then a whole bunch show up at once.A geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 24nd-26th due to an anticipated impact from a Coronal Mass Ejection that will add to the residual activity of the last few CME. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 25 to Thursday July 2

The Full Moon is Thursday July 2. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky with bright Jupiter close by. The pair are closest on July 1. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. The Moon is close to Saturn on June 28. Show More Summary

Strong Geomagnetic storm underway, may persist until nightime hours in Australia/NZ (June 23)

A geomagnteic storm that hit in the early morning (around 5 am) in Australia is ongoing. The Storm reached G4 (severe) levels in the early morning, and then has fluctuated between G1 (minor) and G3 (strong).While over all NOAA is listing...Show More Summary

Geomagnetic Alert and Possible Aurora 22-23 June 2015

An updated geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 22nd-23rd due to an anticipated impact from a Coronal Mass Ejection catching up with the previously predicted CME. The impact time is uncertain. This could translate...Show More Summary

A Line in the Sky, Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon (21 June 2015)

The crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 19:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 21 June. 2 second exposure at ASA400 3x zoom with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen to see Regulus and omega Leonis. About 5 minutes later down the beach Click to embiggen to see Regulus (almost hidden by the tree) and omega Leonis. Show More Summary

A Triangle in the Sky, Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon (20 June 2015)

The crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 19:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide. 2 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. The crescent Moon (over exposed), Venus (bottom) and Jupiter (top) at 3X zoom 4 second exposure at ASA400. Show More Summary

Aurora Watch 21-22 June 2015

An Aurora watch and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 21st to 22nd due to an anticipated impact from glancing blow from a Coronal Mass Ejection. The impact is expected at 19:00 AEST. This could translate...Show More Summary

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon do a Planet Dance (20-30 June 2015)

Early evening sky on Saturday June 20 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:30 ACST showing Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Early evening sky on Sunday June 21 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:30 ACST showing Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 18 to Thursday June 25

The First Quarter Moon is Wednesday June 24. Earth is at solstice on the 22nd. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky with bright Jupiter close by. The Crescent Moon visits the pair on June 20. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 11 to Thursday June 18

The New Moon is Wednesday June 17. Occultation of Uranus June 12. 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

Occultation of Uranus by the Moon

North-Eastern horizon as seen from Brisbane at 5:00 am AEST, just before Uranus is covered by the Moon (click to embigen). North-Eastern horizon as seen from Brisbane at 6:23 am AEST, just after Uranus exits from behind the Moon North-Eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide at 4:15 am ACST, just before Uranus is covered by the Moon. Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch June, 2015 edition is now out!

North-western evening sky at 6:30 pm as seen from Adelaide on June 20. The June edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.This month has some excellent planetary action with Venus meeting Jupiter and the Moon late in the month.Jupiter is...Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday June 4 to Thursday June 11

The Last Quarter Moon is Wednesday June 10. 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

The Sky This Week - Thursday May 28 to Thursday June 4

The Full Moon is Wednesday June 4. 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. The Moon is close to Saturn on June 1. Show More Summary

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

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

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

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