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Feb 05 2016
08:46 UTC

The Crescent Moon Meets Venus and Mercury this Weekend (6-7 February, 2016)

Early morning sky on Saturday February 6 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:30 ACDST showing Mars, Saturn with the red star Antares close by, Venus and Mercury with the crescent Moon nearby. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen). Early morning sky on Sunday February 7 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:30 ACDST, Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time.

Posted by Astroblog

Feb 02 2016
11:14 UTC

The February 2016 Night Sky

Goodbye January blues, hello February fun! We're already into the second month of our new year and it's been absolutely amazing for stargazing already. Before we get in to what […]

Posted by Astronotes

Jan 23 2016
05:38 UTC

Coming Events: A Year of Southern Astronomy for 2016

The planets on 27 August 2016 at 7 pm, Venus and Jupiter are spectacularly close, with Mars nearby. Mars and Saturn form a triangle with the red star Antares. Click to embiggen. Significant astronomical events that can be seen with the unaided eye or minimal equipment in 2016 in Australia (and to some degree elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, ocultations and eclipses are very region specific) are listed in this table. Special events are bolded. Sadly, we miss out on the Transit of Mercury thi

Posted by Astroblog

Jan 21 2016
13:54 UTC

All Five Bright Classical Planets Lined Up in the Morning Sky (23 January - 22 February 2016)

The sky looking north-east on the morning of January 30th, an hour before sunrise. Click to embiggen. The sky looking north-east in January 2015, the last time all the bright planets were together in the morning sky. On the 18-22nd of December 2004 they were in the order they are in from the Sun (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter Saturn) Click to embiggenAs you have probably heard by now, for the first time since January 2005 all five bright classical planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) w

Posted by Astroblog

Jan 17 2016
03:16 UTC

All 5 bright planets up in the morning sky!

all of you early risers may have noticed the lovely line of bright planets across the sky in the morning hours before sunrise lately. definitely get out and have a look between jan 20th and feb 20th for a spectacular view, no matter where on earth you live!you'll need to be able to see low on the horizon to spot mercury until early february or so, but you can do it if you have an unobstructed view! this alignment of the planets has not occurred for over ten years. it's rare because

Posted by astropixie

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