Tag: Venus

Satellite and planet watching in Canberra (ACT) tonight (16 January 2017)

January 16, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 16 January 2017) Only a few moderately bright satellites are visible in tonight’s evening Canberra twilight (16 January 2017). You can use the highly recommended HeavensAbove.com website to generate customised viewing information for your suburb. The brightest satellite (the International Space Station) is not currently visible from Canberra. The highlight for tonight will be a […]

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Say goodbye to Mercury and Jupiter (photo). The planetary sky show is over.

September 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 September 2016) The evening planet twilight show has well and truly ended with both Mercury and Jupiter lost in the evening twilight for casual sky watchers. I couldn’t see Mercury with my unaided eyes and it was only just visible in the images I took. I could see Jupiter but it […]

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Mercury, Venus and Jupiter dazzle in the evening twilight (photo)

August 27, 2016 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 27 August 2016) Make sure you are taking a couple of minutes over the next few nights to look at the unfolding planetary close encounter that is happening between Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. No telescope is required. Just look to the West as the sky darkens (6.30 pm AEST for most of […]

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Early riser? Mars, Venus and Jupiter early morning show continues.

October 31, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 31 October 2015) If you are an early riser, don’t forget to keep an eye on the current morning encounter between Mars, Venus and Jupiter. On Tuesday morning (3 November 2015), Venus and Mars will only be separated by three quarters of a degree or one and a half Moon widths. More […]

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Hobart – Your turn to watch the Space Station pass very close to Venus and Jupiter Thursday night (9 July 2015)

July 8, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 8 July 2015) As seen from Hobart, the International Space Station will put on another show tomorrow night (Thursday 9 July 2015) when it passes very close to Venus and Jupiter. Just look for a bright slowly moving star moving as per the below chart. The above map (thanks to Heavens-Above.com) shows the […]

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Venus and Jupiter dazzle in the evening twilight sky

June 29, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 29 June 2015) Venus and Jupiter continue to dazzle as they draw to their closest approach on Wednesday 1 July 2015. The below image captures both planets plus three of the four Galilean moons that orbit Jupiter and which easily can be seen in binoculars. More information and finder charts can be found […]

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Watch as Venus eclipses a star tomorrow morning. Visible across Eastern Australia.

April 16, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 16 April 2014) Even if you aren’t an early riser, you might want to consider dusting off your telescope, setting your alarm clock and getting up early tomorrow morning to watch Venus eclipse (or occult) a star tomorrow morning. While you won’t need a telescope to locate Venus (it will be the […]

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Venus and crescent Moon in the morning twilight Canberra sky this morning

January 29, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 29 January 2014 As per the title. What the image can’t capture is the beauty of the two objects in the dawn sky. If you missed it this morning, there will be a similiar view on the morning of 26 February 2014.

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Early risers – see Venus cast a shadow in the morning sky

January 28, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Early risers will notice tomorrow morning when the Moon is located next to dazzling Venus currently shining at magnitude -4.5.  Keep watching over the next two weeks as Venus will get even brighter and reaches -4.9 magnitude on the morning of 15 February. This will occur when Venus reaches it’s greatest illuminated extent, […]

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Look at Venus and see a crescent moon?

December 28, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

Venus is only days away from inferior conjunction but can still be seen low above the Western horizon during evening twilight. However if you point even a small telescope at Venus, you will be in for a surprise. Because Venus is moving between us and the Sun (which will occur on January 11 […]

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