(Posted 4 May 2014) Step outside tonight as soon as the sky begins to darken and you will be rewarded by the beautiful sight of the crescent Moon and planet Jupiter above the North West horizon.
Moon, Jupiter, Castor and Pollux finder chart for 6:30 pm AEST Sunday 4 May 2014. Chart prepared for the Gold Goast (Mermaid Beach, Queeensland), Australia but will still be accurate for elsewhere in Eastern Australia. Chart prepared using the highly recommended Sky Safari Pro tablet app. Used with permission
More information about the constellation Gemini The Twins (in which the Moon and Jupiter appear to be in front of) can be found here on Wikipedia. Castor and Pollux are the two brightest ‘real’ stars in Gemini. Jupiter only appears as a star to the unaided eye because of its distance from the Earth.
This website is maintained by Paul Floyd. I am an amateur astronomer (and school teacher) with 25 years experience (as at 2015) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities. As of January 2015, I have been providing astronomy information via the WWW for eighteen years.