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Sky This Week - Thursday July 23 to Thursday July 30

20 Jul 2020, 13:39 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday July 23 to Thursday July 30
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The First Quarter Moon is Monday, July 27. Four bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Venus is in the head of Taurus the Bull below the bright star Aldebaran. Mars is rising before midnight. Jupiter and Saturn are easily visible in the evening sky.Comet C/2020 NEOWISE is visible from the 28th. Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower on the morning of the 29th.The First Quarter Moon is Monday, July 27. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the Earth on the 25th.Evening sky at 18:57 ACST (90 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, July 25 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 this time.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.Morning sky on Saturday, July 25 showing the eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 6:18 am ACST (60 minutes before sunrise). Crescent Venus is in the Hyades cluster (the head of Taurus the Bull) below the red star Aldebaran, the eye of the Bull, heading towards the tip of the horns ...

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