Tag: night sky events

Early riser? First Quarter Moon joins Mars and Saturn in the morning sky

November 18, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Use the below finder chart to help you locate the planet Mars and Saturn tomorrow morning as morning twilight begins. Note that both planets will look like stars to the unaided eye.

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November 2011 Sky & Space Events

October 31, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in November 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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Tonight: Crescent Moon joins Antares (in the ancient Greek constellation Scorpius)

October 2, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you have a moment, step outside tonight and look above the Western horizon for the crescent Moon. The brightest star below and to the left of the Moon is Antares (the brightest star in the ancient Greek constellation Scorpius the Scorpion). In Māori mythology, the Scorpion is not a scorpion but a giant […]

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October 2011 Sky & Space Events

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in October 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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Saturn, the crescent Moon and Spica make a temporary triangle in the evening sky

September 1, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

Saturn, the crescent Moon and Spica (the brightest star in the ancient Greek constellation Virgo the Virgin) will form a temporary triangle above the Western horizon in the early evening tonight. Keep in mind that due to its great distance from Earth, Saturn will only appear as a star to the unaided eye. […]

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The Moon joins Mars tomorrow morning

August 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you are out walking the dog tomorrow morning, look above the Eastern horizon and look for the crescent Moon and the planet Mars. Mars will be the slightly orange ‘star’ to the left of the Moon. The finder chart has been produced for Brisbane (and the rest of South East Queensland) but […]

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September 2011 Sky & Space Events

August 13, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in September 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found […]

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