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Tomorrow is International Observe the Moon Night! (Saturday September 26, 2020)

25 Sep 2020, 12:56 UTC
Tomorrow is International Observe the Moon Night! (Saturday September 26, 2020)
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The Moon as seen from Adelaide looking Northwest at 19:40 ACST, (astronomical twilight, 90 minutes after sunset) similar views will be seen for other parts of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset) . Click to embiggen. The Moon forms a line with Jupiter and Saturn.The insets show the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at this time. Saturday 26 Sptember is International Observe the Moon Night. An international initiative to get people out and observe our beautiful nearest neighbour. You don't need much, just your unaided eyes, but even binoculars or a small telescope will greatly aid your appreciation of our Moon.This weekend the Moon is three days past first quarter and above the North-west horizon forming a line with the planets Saturn and Jupiter. It also forms another line with the bright stars Altair and Vega. All in all a loverly sight.While not quite as good as Last Quarter, it is a good phase as the terminator, the light dark boundary on the Moons surface, is close to may interesting craters that are at their best at this sun angle. A telescopic simulation of the appearance of the Moon at 19:40 ACST, (astronomical twilight, 90 ...

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