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Sky This Week - Thursday July 16 to Thursday July 23

14 Jul 2020, 13:51 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday July 16 to Thursday July 23
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The New Moon is Tuesday, July 21. Four bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Venus is in the head of Taurus the Bull below the bright star Aldebaran. The crescent Moon is close to Venus on the 17th. The thin crescent Moon and Mercury are close low in the twilight on the 19th. Mars is rising before midnight. Jupiter and Saturn are easily visible in the evening sky. Saturn is at opposition, when is is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the 21st.The New Moon is Tuesday, July 21. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the Earth on the 25th.Evening sky at 18:55 ACST (90 minutes after sunset) on Tuesday, July 21 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are high above the Eastern horizon. Saturn is at opposition, when is is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth.The insets shows the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same scale at this time. Io is crossing the face of Jupiter.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.Morning sky on Friday, July 17 showing the eastern sky ...

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