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Sky This Week - Thursday June 25 to Thursday July 2

22 Jun 2020, 12:06 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday June 25 to Thursday July 2
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The First Quarter Moon is Sunday, June 28. Mercury is lost in the twilight. Four bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Venus is in the head of Taurus the Bull. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising well before midnight and visible in the evening. Comet C/2016 U6 can be seen in binoculars and is brightest on the 27th.The First Quarter Moon is Sunday, June 28. The Moon is at Perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on the 30th. Evening astronomical twilight at 18:44 ACST on Saturday, June 27 (90 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Comet C/2016 U6 can be seen in binoculars above Hydrae (Alphard) making it very easy to spot. It is at it's brightest (around magnitude 6) at this time, but the waxing Moon may make it more difficult to see. For comet spotters charts see here.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen. Evening sky at 22:00 ACST on Saturday, June 27 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are high above the Eastern horizon.The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at 22:00 ...

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