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The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday, April 2. Jupiter is low in the north-western twilight sky and sets around half an hour after the sky is fully dark. Jupiter and Uranus are within binocular distance of each other all this week. Venus is visible low in the morning twilight below Mars. Saturn climbs above Venus.

The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday, April 2.   

Evening sky on Saturday, March 30 as seen from Adelaide at 20:07 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset). Jupiter is low above the north-western horizon and within binocular distance of  Uranus.  The inset is the telescopic view at this time.

    

Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset).

Morning
sky on Saturday, March 30 as seen from Adelaide at 06:32 ACDST, (60
minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen). Venus is below Mars and Saturn. You may need a low level horizon to see Venus at its best. The inset in the telescopic view of Venus at this time.

 

Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).

 

Whole sky on Saturday, March 30 as seen from Adelaide at 20:37 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset (click
to embiggen). Jupiter is low in the north-west.Orion is now in the north-west. Bright Sirius is high in  the north-western sky. Between the bright star
Canopus and the Southern Cross are a wealth of binocular objects to
discover. With the waning Moon rising later, the fainter clusters are once again visible.

 

   

 Elsewhere
in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).

 

 

Mercury is lost in the twilight.

Venus is low in the morning twilight, it is sinking towards the horizon and will be lost in the twilight by the end of the Month. Mars and Saturn draw away from Venus.

Mars is rising in the morning twilight and moving away from Venus. 

Jupiter is visible low in the early evening twilight sky. It is coming closer to Uranus and is within binocular distance of Uranus.

Saturn climbs higher in the morning twilight. Saturn has passed Venus and is heading towards Mars.

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