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Sky This Week - Thursday June 11 to Thursday June 18

9 Jun 2020, 14:46 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday June 11 to Thursday June 18
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The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday June 13. Mercury is visible in the late twilight. From midweek four bright planets are visible in the morning skies as Venus enters the morning skies. On the 13th The Moon is near Mars. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight and visible in the late evening. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius.The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday June 13.the Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 15th.Evening nautical twilight at 18:10 ACST on Saturday, June 13 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is reasonably bright low above the horizon. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars above Sirius. For comet spotters charts see here.The inset shows the telescopic view of 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 Saturday, June 13 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are rising above the Eastern horizon.The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at 23:00 ACST.Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at ...

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