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Sky This Week - Thursday July 9 to Thursday July 16

8 Jul 2020, 00:56 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday July 9 to Thursday July 16
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The Last Quarter Moon is Monday, July 13. Four bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Venus is in the head of Taurus the Bull and is close to the bright star Aldebaran on the 12th and 13th. Mars is rising before midnight and is close to the waning moon on the evening of the 11th, morning of the 12th. Jupiter and Saturn are easily visible in the evening sky. Jupiter is at opposition, when is is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the 14th.The Last Quarter Moon is Monday, July 13. The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth on the 13th..Evening sky at 18:51 ACST (90 minutes after sunset) on Tuesday, July 14 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are high above the Eastern horizon. The Moon forms a line with Jupiter and Saturn.The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at this time. Ion is crossing the face of Jupiter and will soon exit.Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.Morning sky on Sunday, July 12 showing the eastern ...

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