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Thursday October 15 to Thursday October 22

12 Oct 2020, 11:56 UTC
Thursday October 15 to Thursday October 22
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The New Moon is Saturday October 17. The bright planets Venus and Mars are visible in the early morning skies. Four bright planets are (just) visible in evening sky. Brightening Mars is past opposition but is still making the sky stunning along with Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury is lowering in the evening twilight and is visited by the Moon on the 18th. Orionid Meteor shower morning Thursday 22.The New Moon is Saturday October 17. The Moon is at perigee, when it is closest to the Earth, on the 17th.Evening sky at 20:30 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset) on Sunday, October 18 facing west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is low seen above the Western horizon in the late twilight. The thin crescent Moon is not far from Mercury. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen.Whole sky at 20:29 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, October 17 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 21:35when Callisto emerges from behind Jupiter. Similar ...

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