The Moon and Jupiter | 3rd February

The Moon and Jupiter | 3rd February

Low to the west, a very thin crescent Moon will be nearby to Jupiter. Telescopic views of Jupiter will reveal all four of the Galilean moons, Jupiter's largest moons. Also present, but invisible without a telescope, is the planet Neptune, slightly further to the east...

Planets on Parade | February

Planets on Parade | February

Across the month of February early risers are treated to a sky full of planets! Early February has Mars and Venus visible in the low eastern horizon just before sunrise. By the end of the month, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn will be visible in the hours before...

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

 Travelling in country WA gives you an excellent opportunity to see something not normally visible under bright city lights. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (sometimes abbreviated to LMC and SMC!) are galaxies outside of our own Milky Way Galaxy. From Earth,...

Orion the Hunter

Orion the Hunter

Orion the Hunter is a famous summer constellation and it is up in the early evening to see now. First thing in the evening, look directly to the east. The brightest star you'll see is Sirius. Directly to the left of Sirius is what is often referred to as the...

New Moon

1 February

First Quarter

8 February

Full Moon

17 February
Rises 7:46pm

Last Quarter

24 February