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Southern Skywatch October 2020 edition is now out!

30 Sep 2020, 14:25 UTC
Southern Skywatch October 2020 edition is now out!
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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. Mercury Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The Moon is just below Mars. The insets show the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same magnification at this time. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset). click to embiggen. The October edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.Over October Variable star Mira fades. For the first two weeks of October four bright planets can be seen just after astronomical twilight,Mercury Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. October 2; Waning Moon near to Mars.. October 3; Venus and bright Star Regulus almost on top of each other. October 4; Moon at Apogee and daylight savings starts. October 14; crescent Moon close to Venus. October 14; Mars at Opposition. October 17; Moon at perigee. October 18; the crescent Moon near Mercury. Morning October 22; Orionid meteor shower peaks. October 22; The waning Moon, Jupiter and Saturn form a line in the evening sky. October 23; Jupiter, Saturn and waning Moon form a line in the evening sky. October 31; Moon at ...

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