Easter Stargazing | 29th March

Easter Stargazing | 29th March

This Easter weekend, step outside on the early morning of Good Friday, March 29 2024, and treat yourself to a celestial spectacle. As dawn approaches, the night sky unveils the waning Moon positioned below Scorpius, the constellation nestled between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east; taking centre stage along the trail of the Milky Way.

Venus Visits the Moon and Saturn | 9th & 22nd March

Venus Visits the Moon and Saturn | 9th & 22nd March

On the 9th March, there's a beautiful view of the Moon and Venus appearing very close to one another on the eastern horizon. Mars is the red star-like object above the pair. You'll have to be up early in the morning to catch it though! Keep watching... in the coming...

Jupiter, the Moon and the Seven Sisters | 15th March

Jupiter, the Moon and the Seven Sisters | 15th March

The waxing crescent moon makes a close approach to the Pleiades star cluster below the constellation of Taurus in the north-western sky from sunset. Until about 9.30pm, the moon and the Pleiades (also known as the Seven Sisters) are close enough to fit within the view...

Autumn Equinox | 20th March

Autumn Equinox | 20th March

What happens during equinox? The March equinox, also known as the Autumn equinox, marks the transition from summer to autumn in the southern hemisphere. The March equinox also means that almost everywhere will have roughly equal times of daylight and darkness! The...

Micromoons | 24th February & 25th March

Micromoons | 24th February & 25th March

You’ve probably heard about ‘Supermoons’, but what about ‘Micromoons’? In the strictest sense, these aren’t astronomy terms — ‘supermoon’ was coined by an astrologer, and some people are still convinced that the extra gravitational ‘tug’ from a supermoon is responsible for natural disasters.

Noongar calendar six seasons: Bunuru

Noongar calendar six seasons: Bunuru

Western Australia’s Noongar Aboriginal people live by six seasons. In February and March, it’s Bunuru, the hottest time of the year with little to no rain.

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

 Visiting and staying in country WA gives you an excellent opportunity to see the Magellanic Clouds, normally made invisible by bright city lights. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (often abbreviated to LMC and SMC) are galaxies near our own Milky Way Galaxy....

Last Quarter

3 March

New Moon

10 March

First Quarter

17 March

Full Moon

25 March
Rises 6:24pm (AWST)