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Thursday September 10 to Thursday September 17

7 Sep 2020, 12:32 UTC
Thursday September 10 to Thursday September 17
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The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday, September 10 and the New Moon is Thursday September 17. The bright planets Venus and Mars are visible in the early morning skies. Venus is below Orion and the bright star Procyon. Venus is visited by the thin crescent Moon on the 14th.While brightening Mars is rising well before midnight, Jupiter and Saturn still dominate the evening sky. Mercury climbs towards the bright star Spica in the evening twilight.The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday, September 10, the New Moon is Thursday September 17. Evening sky at 18:59 ACST (60 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, September 12 facing west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is easily seen low above the Western horizon in the late 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 (60 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen. Whole sky at 22:00 ACST on Saturday, September 12 as seen from Adelaide. Three bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The insets show the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same ...

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