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Thursday October 8 to Thursday October 15

6 Oct 2020, 13:08 UTC
Thursday October 8 to Thursday October 15
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The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday October 10. The bright planets Venus and Mars are visible in the early morning skies. Venus is below the bright star Regulus. On the 14th Venus is close to the crescent Moon. Four bright planets are (just) visible in evening sky. Brightening Mars is at opposition on the 14th making the sky stunning along with Jupiter and Saturn. This is the best opposition of Mars until 2033. Mercury is high in the evening twilight but soon gets lower. The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday October 10. Evening sky at 20:22 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset) on Saturday, October 10 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 20:53 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, October 10 as seen from Adelaide. Four bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Mercury Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The insets show the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same magnification at this time. Similar views ...

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