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‘Mysterious’ flare of light joins Moon and Jupiter tonight over Gold Coast, Queensland!

May 15, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 15 May 2016) Casual sky watchers on the Gold Coast residents have a double astronomical treat tonight (Sunday 15 May 2016). Firstly,  you can look up as soon as the sky is dark and spot the planet Jupiter immediately below the Moon. No telescope or binoculars will be required. The second ‘treat’ […]

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Moon, Venus and Mars close in evening twilight tonight

February 21, 2015 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 21 February 2015) If you are lucky enough to have clear skies tonight, look low above the Western horizon in the evening twilight to locate a slim crescent Moon plus the planets Venus and Mars. If the sky becomes dark enough before the Moon sets, you will notice that the ‘night’ or […]

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Moon passes Venus (25 – 28 January 2012)

January 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Step outside as the evening twilight ends over the next few nights to watch the crescent Moon pass Venus above the Western horizon. If you are a teacher covering the Earth & Space Sciences section of the Australian Curriculum (Science) this term, don’t forget to ask your students to watch this slow ‘event’. […]

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Planets continue to gather above the Western horizon

August 1, 2010 | By | 3 Comments

Even if you are only a casual skywatcher, you may have noticed something strange happening in the sky in the evening twilight above the Western horizon. You will have noticed that a number of ‘stars’ appear to be moving towards each other. What you are noticing is a line of sight effect as […]

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