How Do I See the Total Lunar Eclipse? | 8th November

How Do I See the Total Lunar Eclipse? | 8th November

Eclipses are excellent examples of the extraordinary motion of the objects within our Solar System. This year, Western Australians have the privilege of viewing a  Lunar Eclipse in the early evening of the 8th of November. The Moon will rise completely eclipsed and...

The Moon & The Orange Triangle | 11th November

The Moon & The Orange Triangle | 11th November

On the 11th of November, after 10pm, the Moon can be spotted very close to Mars. Above Mars there are two red super giant stars, Betelgeuse and Aldebaran, forming an orange triangle. See if you can find Mars next to the Moon in your telescope/binoculars!  When to...

Micromoon | 19th November & 19th December

Micromoon | 19th November & 19th December

You’ve probably heard about “Supermoons”, a phenomenon where the moon appears larger than normal, but how about a “Micromoon”? 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...

Andromeda Galaxy | October – December

Andromeda Galaxy | October – December

Andromeda is in our galactic neighbourhood of local galaxies. It’s 2.5 million light years away and they say it is the most distant object visible to the human eye! With the weather warming up, now is a great time to get out under a dark sky and explore your Universe....

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,...

Scorpius | Spring

Scorpius | Spring

Scorpius, more commonly referred to as Scorpio, is a large constellation that actually looks like its namesake! Sometimes it’s quite difficult to make out the shape of constellations, but you should have some success with Scorpius! It is visible all through spring...

First Quarter

1 November

Full Moon

8 November
Rises 6:43pm

Last Quarter

16 November

New Moon

24 November

First Quarter

30 November