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Star Chart, April 2014

By Dr Martin Anderson, Sydney Observatory

Your map of the night sky for April 2014.

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July 2013 star chart

By Dr Martin Anderson, Sydney Observatory

Your guide to the night sky this month.

Star chart provided by Sydney Observatory

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Solar eclipse guide and May 2013 star chart

By David Reneke

Your guide to the night sky this month, and details of this month's solar eclipse.

Get set for a rare and amazing sky event this month. Australia will witness one of the most awe-inspiring sights in nature as an "annular eclipse" of the Sun takes place early on the morning of May 10. Few people who witness eclipses fail to be deeply moved by the experience.

An annular eclipse of the Sun, when a fiery solar ring remains around the Moon’s silhouette, will sweep right across Australia and into the Pacific Ocean. Weather permitting, everyone in Australia, except for the western third of Western Australia, will be able to see a partial or full eclipse.