Articles in Category: Deep Southern Skies

Deep Southern Skies - October 2015

VJ 311

Deep Southern Skies - October 2015

Welcome to a monthly description of our beautiful northern NSW night sky.

HIGHLIGHTS

Occultation* of Venus by the Moon.

Jupiter, Mars and Venus take turns being close to each other.

*an occultation is when a body passes in front of a more distant astronomical object.

THE MOON

5th Last Quarter.

9th 7 am Occultation of Venus by the Moon. See Venus section.

11th Moon at apogee (furthest from Earth at 406,388 km).

13th New Moon.

21st First Quarter.

26th Moon at perigee (closest to Earth at 358,463 km).

27th Full Moon.

 

Deep Southern Skies - August 2015

Village Journal 310

Deep Southern Skies - August 2015

 

Welcome to a monthly description of our northern NSW night sky.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mercury at best for evening viewing.

  • Mars and Regulus close.

  • Jupiter, Mars and Venus make for a pre- dawn alignment.

     

     

THE MOON

5th Last Quarter. 13th New Moon.

14th Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth at 406,464 km)*.

21st First Quarter.

28th Moon at perigee (closest to Earth at 356,877 km)*.

28th Full Moon.

Take a look at the two images of the Moon to see the difference in appearance at these two distances from Earth that occur each Lunar month (29 days).

 

 

Deep Southern Skies for June 2015

Village Journal #307

Deep Southern Skies for June 2015

Welcome to a monthly description of our northern NSW night sky for June.

EVENING TWILIGHT

Venus and Jupiter approach each other while Saturn is alone.

HIGHLIGHTS

Mercury close to slender crescent Moon.

Mercury close to Aldebaran.

Venus and Jupiter very close.

Jupiter, Venus and Moon make a fine sight.

Occultation of Uranus by the Moon.

 

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