Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Astrophotographers often refer to this time of the year, from mid autumn to mid spring, as the “Milky Way Season”! That’s because, during this time of year, we look towards the centre or core of our Milky Way Galaxy. It’s dense with stars and stretches across the dark...

International Space Station | July

International Space Station | July

The International Space Station (ISS) makes regular appearances in the West Australian sky! The ISS is an amazing sight to see in the night sky and you don't need a telescope or binoculars to see it. When and where to look:   Friday the 8th of July Rising up from...

Southern Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower | 29th July

Southern Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower | 29th July

Observing meteor showers can be tough at the best of times, requiring late nights, dark skies and lots of patience, but the Southern delta-Aquarids meteor shower will be a great shower to view. The peak of the shower coincides with a new moon, meaning conditions are...

Mercury & the Crescent Moon | 30th July

Mercury & the Crescent Moon | 30th July

Very low in the western sky on the 30th of this month, stargazers will be treated to a great view of a very thin crescent Moon. Keen-eyed stargazers might even be able to make out the planet Mercury, closer to the western horizon. When to look: Between 6.00pm and...

Supermoon | June and July

Supermoon | June and July

Throughout 2022 we are set to receive two Supermoons in a row. The Moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly oval shaped or elliptical. So, every month there’s a time when the Moon is at its closest distance to Earth (at perigee) and another time when it is at its...

First Quarter

7 July

Full Moon

14 July
Rises 6:00pm

Last Quarter

20 July

New Moon

29 July