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Sky This Week - Thursday June 4 to Thursday June 11

2 Jun 2020, 13:01 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday June 4 to Thursday June 11
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The Full Moon is Saturday June 6, there is a faint penumbral eclipse on the morning of the 6th. Mercury rises higher into the late twilight and is closest to the star Mebsuta on the 6th. Three bright planets are visible in the morning skies and are joined by the waning moon from the 8th-11th. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight and visible in the late evening. On the 8th The Moon is near Jupiter and on the 9th it is near Saturn. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius.The Full Moon is Saturday June 6, there is a faint penumbral eclipse on the morning of the 6th. Evening nautical twilight at 18:10 ACST on Saturday, June 6 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is reasonably bright low above the horizon, and at its closest to the star epsilon geminorum, Mebsuta. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius.The inset shows the telescopic view od Mercury at this time.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen. Evening sky at 23:00 ACST on Monday, June 8 facing east as seen from Adelaide. ...

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