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The Sky This Week - Thursday February 15 to Thursday February 22

13 Feb 2018, 15:05 UTC
The Sky This Week - Thursday February 15 to Thursday February 22
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The New Moon is Friday, February 16. Mars, bright Jupiter and Saturn form a line together with the bright stars Antares and Spica in the morning skies. Saturn is in binocular range of some interesting nebula. The asteroid Ceres is visible in binoculars.The New Moon is Friday, February 16. There is a partial Solar eclipse on the 15th, seen from Antarctic and parts of south America.Evening sky on Thursday February 22 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:00 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset). The waxing Moon is near the Pleiades.Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen). Morning sky on Saturday February 17 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:21 ACDST (90 minutes before sunrise). Mars is close to Antares. The inset is a simulated binocular view of Saturn. Saturn is close to the Lagoon and Triffid Nebulae and the globular cluster M22.The International Space Station will pass below Saturn at this time. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise). Evening sky on Saturday February 17 looking north as seen from Adelaide at 23:55 ACDST the asteroid Ceres ...

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