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Thursday October 22 to Thursday October 29

19 Oct 2020, 10:27 UTC
Thursday October 22 to Thursday October 29
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The First Quarter Moon is Friday October 23. The bright planets Venus and Mars are visible in the early morning skies. Three bright planets are dominate the evening sky. Mars is past opposition but is still making the sky stunning along with Jupiter and Saturn. On the 22nd and 23rd The Moon forms a line with Jupiter and Saturn and on the 29th it is close to Mars. Orionid Meteor shower morning Thursday 22 to Saturday 24th.The First Quarter Moon is Friday October 23. Evening sky at 21:06 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset) on Thursday, October 22 facing west as seen from Adelaide. The pair of Jupiter and Saturn are above the north-west horizon forming a line with the Moon. The insets show the telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn at the same magnification at this time. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen. Whole sky at 21:09 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset), on Saturday, October 24 as seen from Adelaide. Three bright planets are visible stretching west to east. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The Moon joins the lineup this week. Similar views will be seen elsewhere ...

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