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Sky This Week - Thursday August 13 to Thursday August 20

10 Aug 2020, 11:51 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday August 13 to Thursday August 20
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The New Moon is Wednesday, August 19. Four bright planets are visible in the very early morning skies. Venus is below the arm of Orion and is visited by the crescent Moon on the 16th. Mars is rising before midnight. Jupiter and Saturn are easily visible in the evening sky but Jupiter now sets before morning twilight. Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE is still (just) visible in binoculars. The New Moon is Wednesday, August 19.Evening sky at 19:06 ACST (90 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, August 15 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 Sunday, August 16 showing the north-eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:29 am ACST (90 minutes before sunrise). Venus is below the arm of Orion and above the crescent Moon. The inset in the telescopic view of Venus at this time Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes before sunrise), click to ...

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