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Thursday September 17 to Thursday September 24

15 Sep 2020, 12:51 UTC
Thursday September 17 to Thursday September 24
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The New Moon is Thursday September 17, the First Quarter Moon is Thursday September 24. The bright planets Venus and Mars are visible in the early morning skies. Venus is below the bright star Procyon. While brightening Mars is rising well before midnight, Jupiter and Saturn still dominate the evening sky. On the 24th the Moon forms a line with Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury climbs towards the bright star Spica in the evening twilight. On the 19th Mercury and the crescent Moon form a triangle with Spica. On the 22nd Mercury and Spica are extremely close. The New Moon is Thursday September 17, the First Quarter Moon is Thursday September 24.On the 18th the Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to Earth. Earth is at Equinox of the 22nd, when day and night are of equal length. Evening sky at 19:05 ACST (60 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, September 19 facing west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is easily seen above the Western horizon in the late twilight. Mercury forms a triangle with the bright star Spica and the crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset), ...

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