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EVENING SKY
Jan 4 Earth is 147,105,053 km from the Sun
(perihelion) at 4:55 p.m. AEST; latest
twilight of the year at latitude 30° south
Jan 7 Mercury attains greatest elongation,
19° east of the Sun
Jan 9 Latest sunset
Apr 29 Mercury stands 21° east of the Sun
Apr 30 A partial eclipse of the Sun is visible
mainly from Chile and Argentina
Jun 8 Earliest end of evening twilight
Jun 10 Earliest sunset
Jun 21 Shortest day, 10h
13m at latitude 30°
south; winter begins at the solstice,
7:14 p.m. AEST
Jul 4 Earth is 152,098,455 km from the
Sun (aphelion) at 5:11 p.m. AEST
Aug 14 Saturn is at opposition tonight
Aug 27 Mercury is 27° east of the Sun
Sep 16 Neptune is at opposition tonight
Sep 26 Jupiter comes to opposition
Nov 8 A total eclipse of the Moon
can be seen from Australia,
8:16 to 9:42 p.m. AEST;
the early partial stage
is visible from South
America before dawn
Nov 9 Uranus is at opposition
Dec 1 Mars is nearest Earth
and appears 17.2
arcseconds across in
a telescope
Dec 8 Mars is at opposition
Dec 21 Mercury is 20° east
of the Sun
Dec 22 Longest day,
14h
30° south
Dec 29 Mercury is 1.4°
to lower right
of Venus
MORNING SKY
Feb 17 Mercury reaches
greatest
elongation, 26°
west of the Sun
Mar 3 Mercury is 0.7° to
the right of Saturn
Mar 21 Fall begins at the
equinox, 1:33 a.m.
AEST; Mercury is
1.3° to upper right of
Jupiter; Venus is at
greatest elongation,
47° west of the Sun
Mar 29 Saturn is 2.1° to
the right of Venus
Apr 5 Saturn is 0.4° to
lower left of Mars
Apr 13 In a telescope, Neptune
is 0.1° to upper right
of Jupiter
Apr 28 Venus and Neptune are just
½ arcminute apart
this morning near
5:11 a.m. AEST!
May 1 Jupiter is 0.2° to the left
of Venus
May 16 A total lunar eclipse occurs
for South America, with the
early partial stage visible from
Africa
May 19 Neptune is 0.6° to lower left
of Mars
May 30 Mars is 0.6° to the right
of Jupiter
Jun 12 Uranus is 1.5° to lower left
of Venus
Jun 17 Mercury is at greatest elongation,
23° west of the Sun
Jul 2 Latest sunrise
Jul 4 Latest onset of morning twilight
Aug 2 Uranus is 1.3° below Mars
Sep 23 Spring begins at the equinox,
11:04 a.m. AEST
Oct 9 Mercury stands 18° west of the Sun
Oct 25 A partial solar eclipse is visible from
Europe and parts of Africa and Asia, but
not from the Southern Hemisphere
Dec 4 Earliest sunrise
Dec 9 Earliest morning twilight
Dec 22 Summer solstice, 7:48 a.m. AEST
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