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Sky This Week - Thursday June 18 to Thursday June 25

15 Jun 2020, 13:24 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday June 18 to Thursday June 25
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The New Moon is Sunday June 21. Mercury is visible low in the twilight. On the 22nd the thin crescent Moon and Mercury are close. Four bright planets are visible in the morning skies. On the 19th the crescent Moon is near crescent Venus in the head of Taurus the Bull. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight and visible in the late evening. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars.The New Moon is Sunday June 21.Evening civil twilight at 17:40 ACST on Monday, June 22 (30 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is low above the horizon just above the Moon. You will need a clear, level horizon to see the pair, and probably binoculars too. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 30 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen. Evening nautical twilight at 18:43 ACST on Wednesday, June 23 (90 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Comet C/2016 U6 can be see in binoculars almost on top of alpha Hydrae (Alphard) making it very easy to spot. For comet spotters charts see here.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen. Evening ...

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