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Thursday September 2 to Thursday September 9

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The New Moon is Tuesday, September 7.  Venus is readily visible in the evening sky. Mercury continues to rise in the twilight. Mercury, Venus and the bright star Spica from a line in the late evening twilight. Venus is close to Spica on the 5th and 6th and Mercury is close to the thin crescent Moon on the 9th. Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the evening sky with Jupiter dominating once Venus has set. Venus is seen in the west and Jupiter in the east when the sky is fully dark.

The New Moon is Tuesday, September 7.

Evening twilight sky on Sunday, September 5 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 19:23 ACST (90 minutes after sunset). Venus is high above the horizon with Mercury low on the horizon. Mercury, Venus and the bright star Spica are close.

The insets show the telescopic view of Venus at this time. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).

Evening twilight sky on Thursday, September 9 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 19:27 ACST (90 minutes after sunset). Venus is high above the horizon with Mercury low on the horizon. Mercury, Venus and the bright star Spica from a line in the late evening twilight. Mercury is close to the Moon.

The insets show the telescopic view of Venus at this time. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen).

 Evening sky on Saturday, September 4 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 19:23 pm ACST(90 minutes after sunset). Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the  evening sky. 

 The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn 8:15 ACST with Europa and its shadow transiting Jupiter’s disk. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.

 Whole sky at 19:23 ACST  (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, September 4 as seen from Adelaide.  For bright planets can be seen in the sky.

Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). 

Mercury  continues to climb rapidly in the twilight. Mercury, Venus and Spica make a line in the late evening twilight. Mercury is close to the Moon on the 9th.

Venus is visible in the early evening when the sky is fully dark.  I have been able to see Venus from just after sunset and it is easily seen over 2 hours after sunset, longer if you have a clear western horizon.  When the sky is fully dark you can see Venus above the western horizon and bright Jupiter above the eastern horizon. On the 6th Venus is close to the bright star Spica

Mars is lost in the twilight.
   
Jupiter is now rising around sunset and is readily visible when the sky is fully dark. Saturn and Jupiter form a line in the sky. Jupiter was at Opposition, when it was biggest and brightest as seen from Earth on August the 19th, and is still excellent in even small telescopes.
 
Saturn is now rising around 3:00 pm (before sunrise). Saturn was at opposition, when it is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on August 2nd. But it is still is an excellent time for telescopic observation.
 
Printable PDF maps of the Eastern sky at 10 pm AEST, Western sky at 10 pm AEST. For further details and more information on what’s up in the sky, see Southern Skywatch.

 

Star Map via Virtual sky. Use your mouse to scroll around and press 8 when your pointer is in the map to set to the current time.

Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.

Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds (day and night) http://satview.bom.gov.au/



Source: http://astroblogger.blogspot.com/2021/08/thursday-september-2-to-thursday.html


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