Yesterday was a cross-quarter day, marking the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, writes Ian Griffin.
SKYWATCH: Next week's full moon is a great time to start looking for two of the brightest stars.
This week (at 11.23am on Saturday) the moon reaches first quarter. The moon's phase repeats on average every 29.53 days.
Skywatch: Otago stargazers will have a front-row seat for what will be this year's best meteor shower from Friday to Sunday.
After a long run of cloudy weather at my end of Otago Peninsula over the past few weeks, I have started to suffer from acute astronomical withdrawal syndrome.
SKYWATCH: Astronomical spring is almost here.
This week in Sky Watch, Ian Griffin focuses on the most faraway planet in our solar system, Neptune.
Since moving to Otago Peninsula, Ian Griffin says he's become addicted to the striking ever-changing views across the harbour.
Ian Griffin shares some tips for finding the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter.