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Sky This Week - Thursday August 6 to Thursday August 13

4 Aug 2020, 13:32 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday August 6 to Thursday August 13
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The Last Quarter Moon is Wednesday, August 12. Four bright planets are visible in the early morning skies. Venus is in the arm of Orion. Mars is rising before midnight. The waning Moon is close to Mars on the 9th. Jupiter and Saturn are easily visible in the evening sky. Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE is still (just) visible in binoculars. The Last Quarter Moon is Wednesday, August 12. The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 9th. Evening sky at 19:06 ACST (90 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, August 8 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are high above the Eastern horizon. The insets show the telescopic view of the planets at the same magnification 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, August 8 showing the north-eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:37 am ACST (90 minutes before sunrise). Crescent Venus is in the arm of Orion. The inset in the telescopic view of Venus at this time Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time ...

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