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Sky This Week - Thursday August 20 to Thursday August 27

17 Aug 2020, 15:31 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday August 20 to Thursday August 27
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The First Quarter Moon is Wednesday, August 26. Four bright planets are visible in the very early morning skies. Venus is below the arm of Orion. Mars is rising before midnight. Jupiter and Saturn dominate the evening sky but Jupiter now sets before morning twilight. The First Quarter Moon is Wednesday, August 26. The Moon is at Perigee, when it is closest to the Earth on the 21st.Evening sky at 19:13 ACST (90 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, August 22 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 22 showing the north-eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at 5:25 am ACST (90 minutes before sunrise). Venus is below 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 (90 minutes before sunrise), click to embiggen.Morning sky on Sunday, August 16 showing the whole sky as ...

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