Night Sky Adventures | 20th May

Night Sky Adventures | 20th May

Explore the picturesque area of the Jam Patch Campground near Lake Grace and then marvel at their brilliant, dark night skies with Astrotourism WA.  The Astronomy Guides  will take you on a cosmic adventure, using a laser pointer to view constellations and telescopes...

Jupiter & Venus Conjunction | May 1st

Jupiter & Venus Conjunction | May 1st

Jupiter and Venus start the month of May off being so close together that they can be seen in the same telescope! To the naked eye, the planets will be so close together they appear as a single bright star in the sky. Throughout May, the pair will drift further apart....

Earthshine on the Moon | May 4th & 5th

Earthshine on the Moon | May 4th & 5th

Gazing at the Moon on the evenings of the 4th and 5th of May, you might be able to see features on the dark side of the Moon! This is a phenomenon known as "earthshine". Earthshine is light that has reflected off the surface of the Earth. Because the Earth is more...

Eta-Aquarids Meteor Shower | 6th May

Eta-Aquarids Meteor Shower | 6th May

This year, the eta-Aquarids Meteor Shower will be great to view. With no moon in the sky it's the perfect conditions to view this shower! The eta-Aquarids Meteor Shower is active from 19th April to 28th May with the peak happening on 6th May. It’s predicted that there...

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...

New Moon

1 May/30 May

First Quarter

9 May

Full Moon

16 May
Rises 5:32pm

Last Quarter

23 May