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Thursday October 1 to Thursday October 7

28 Sep 2020, 15:19 UTC
Thursday October 1 to Thursday October 7
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The Full Moon is Friday October 2. Daylight savings starts October 4. The bright planets Venus and Mars are visible in the early morning skies. Venus is below the bright star Procyon and is at its closest to the bright star Regulus. Four bright planets are (just) visible in evening sky. While brightening Mars is rising well before midnight, Jupiter and Saturn still dominate the evening sky. On the 3rd the Moon is near Mars. On the 7th Mars is at it closest to Earth ahead of opposition. Mercury is high in the evening twilight. The Full Moon is Friday October 2. The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth on the 4th.Evening sky at 19:19 ACST (60 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, October 3 facing west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is easily seen above the Western horizon in the late twilight. Mercury is high in the evening twilight. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen. Whole sky at 19:46 ACST (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, October 3 as seen from Adelaide. Four bright planets are visible stretching west to east. ...

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