Useful links

Current cloud cover

Weather ahead

Note: Most NZ weather originates from systems to the west

Current Sun, Moon & planets

Current night sky chart

Satellites tonight

Note:  Enter "[ nearest town] , New Zealand" in the search box.

Southern Aurora prediction

Maori star names

The Southern Cross

How to tell the time using the Southern Cross

Royal Astronomical Society of NZ - Education Group

A wide range of astronomy & space science resources

Royal Astronomical Society of NZ - main site

NZ's primary organisation for the advancement of amateur and professional astronomy 


See why New Zealand photographer Mark Gee loves the local night sky

A great selection of links for astrophotography