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Sky This Week - Thursday August 27 to Thursday September 3

24 Aug 2020, 12:34 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday August 27 to Thursday September 3
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The Full Moon is Wednesday, September 2. Three bright planets are visible in the very early morning skies. Venus is below Orion and the bright star Procyon. Mars is rising well before midnight. Jupiter and Saturn dominate the evening sky but Jupiter now sets before morning twilight. On the 29th the waxing Moon makes a triangle with Saturn and the Moon. Mercury enters the evening twilight.The Full Moon is Wednesday, September 2. Evening sky at 18:20 ACST (30 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, August 29 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is low above the Eastern horizon in te twilight. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (30 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen. Evening sky at 19:19 ACST (90 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, August 29 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 29 showing the north-eastern sky as seen from Adelaide at ...

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