Tag: #CanberraAstronomy

International Space Station passes over Canberra tonight (26 April 2018)

April 26, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 26 April 2018) There is a very bright pass over Canberra tonight by the International Space Station. The space station will look like a very bright slowly moving star moving across the sky. Look in the North West at 6.18 pm AEST and follow it high into the sky. It will move […]

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Sun sets over the Brindabellas (complete with giant sunspot and silhouette of fire tower and trig point)

April 23, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 23 April 2018) Look above and slightly to the right of the silhouette of the fire tower. The fairly unimpressive dot is a giant sunspot larger than the Earth!  

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Daytime photo of Venus and Moon during the day (2.21 pm AEST 18 April 2018)

April 18, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 18 April 2018) My first daytime photo of Venus during the day for quite a while. I first found the Moon then looked in the appropriate spot (thanks to my Sky Safari 5 Plus phone app). Venus was only visible through the zoom camera lens.

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Crescent Moon and Venus in evening twilight (with image)

April 17, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 17 April 2018) I managed to capture this image of the slim crescent Moon and Venus in the bright evening twilight tonight. It will be much easier to find tomorrow night. .

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Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the early morning sky (with image)

April 3, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 3 April 2018) Courtesy of a kidney stone operation (really not recommended!!), I found myself up in the very early morning staring at the night sky a few nights ago. I had a recollection that Mars and Saturn were very close, and managed to locate both very close to the Teapot which […]

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Venus and Moon in the evening twilight tonight

March 19, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 19 March 2018) This was my first glimpse of Venus in the evening sky for 2018. Sadly, Mercury was too close to the Sun to be glimpsed. .

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Watch as Chinese Space Station passes over Canberra tonight. No binoculars or telescope needed!

October 15, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 15 October 2017) Watch as China’s Tiangong 2 Space Station passes over Canberra tonight between 7.51pm AEDT and 7.59 pm AEDT. The space station will rise approximately in the South West, pass approximately overhead and then fade in the North East just before it reaches the horizon. It will appear as a slowly […]

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Canberra (ACT) Sunset Panorama 3 February 2017

February 4, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 February 2017) If you look closely, you can spot the Moon and Venus (circled). The longer camera exposure while I was moving my mobile phone to take the panorama is most likely responsible for Venus not appearing as a pinpoint image. .

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#CanberraAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 1 – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

January 28, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living in Canberra (Australian Capital Territory), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 1 – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website […]

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