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Sky This Week - Thursday September 3 to Thursday September 10

1 Sep 2020, 15:28 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday September 3 to Thursday September 10
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The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday, September 10. The bright planets Venus and Mars are visible in the early morning skies. Venus is below Orion and the bright star Procyon. While brightening Mars is rising well before midnight, Jupiter and Saturn still dominate the evening sky. Mars and the waning Moon are close on the 5th. Mercury climbs towards the bright star Spica in the evening twilight.The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday, September 10.The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 6th Evening sky at 18:20 ACST (30 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, September 5 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is low above the Eastern horizon in the twilight. Mercury will climb higher in the evening twilight becoming much easier to see as it heads for the bright star Spica.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (30 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen. Whole sky at 22:00 ACST on Saturday, September 5 as seen from Adelaide. Three bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The Moon is part of this lineup. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local ...

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