Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, the Devil Comet

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, the Devil Comet

6.30pm, Sunday 21st April 2024. Image: SkySafari, SkySafariAstronomy.com.  It’s comet hunting time! Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is named after the Astronomers who discovered it. It is also being referred to as the Devil's Comet! Not all comets become visible to the...

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower | 6th May

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower | 6th May

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower (which you may see written as η-Aquariid) lasts from 19 April to 28 May 2024, peaks in the early hours before dawn on the morning of 6 May 20

The Full Moon & Scorpio | 23rd May

The Full Moon & Scorpio | 23rd May

On the 23rd of May 2024, the moon reaches its full phase. The full moon is visible for most of the night, rising at dusk around 4.25pm and setting at dawn around 6.15am.

Noongar calendar six seasons: Djeran

Noongar calendar six seasons: Djeran

Western Australia’s Noongar Aboriginal people lived by six seasons. In April and May it’s Djeran, the time of the year where the cooler weather begins.

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 '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...

Last Quarter

1 May

New Moon

8 May

First Quarter

15 May

Full Moon

23 May
Rises 4:56pm (AWST)

Last Quarter

31 May