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Sky This Week - Thursday April 30 to Thursday May 7

27 Apr 2020, 14:11 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday April 30 to Thursday May 7
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The First Quarter Moon is Friday, May1 and the full Moon Thursday May 7. Venus is prominent in the evening sky well after twilight heading towards Beta Tauri (Elnath). Three bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Jupiter dominates the morning skies near Saturn and the pair are above Mars. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight, but are still best in the morning. Eta Aquariid Meteor shower (best mornings May 6-7)The First Quarter Moon is Friday, May1 and the full Moon Thursday May 7.The Moon is at Perigee, when It is closest to the Earth, on May 6.Evening sky at 18:28 ACST on Saturday, May 2 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Venus is prominent low in the sky near Beta Tauri (Elnath). The inset shows the telescope view of Venus.Venus is a distinct "crescent Moon" shape in even small telescopes. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.Morning sky at 5:27 am ACST (90 minutes minutes before sunrise) facing north-east as seen from Adelaide on Saturday, May 2. Three bright planets are dominating the morning skies. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are high in the morning ...

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