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The Sky This Week - Thursday April 18 to Thursday April 25

15 Apr 2019, 12:30 UTC
The Sky This Week - Thursday April 18 to Thursday April 25
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The Full Moon is Friday April 19. Mars is visible low in the evening skies and is close to the Hades cluster. Jupiter is low in the late evening skies and is visited by the Moon on the 23rd. The morning skies feature four bright planets Jupiter, Saturn, bright Venus and Mercury. Saturn enters the evening sky and is occulted by the Moon as seen from eastern and parts of central Australia on the 25th.The Full Moon is Friday April 19.Morning sky on Saturday, April 20 showing the whole sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:47 ACST (60 minutes before sunrise). Four bright planets can be seen. Jupiter and Saturn are high above the northern horizon. Venus and Mercury are above the eastern horizon. The Moon is above the northern horizon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).Sky at 23:00 ACST on Saturday, April 20 looking east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter is low above the eastern horizon. The left upper insert inset shows the telescopic view of Jupiter at this time. The Moon is a finger-width from Jupiter. Io's shadow is on the surface of Jupiter, and Io will ...

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