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The Sky This Week - Thursday November 16 to Thursday November 23

14 Nov 2017, 12:47 UTC
The Sky This Week - Thursday November 16 to Thursday November  23
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The New Moon is Saturday, November 18. Mercury climbs higher in the evening twilight and forms a line with Antares and Saturn low in the early evening sky. On the 20th Mercury, Saturn and the crescent Moon make a triangle, on the 21st The Moon, Saturn, Mercury and Antares form a line. Venus is now very low in the morning twilight. Venus, Jupiter and the thin crescent Moon are very close on the on the 18th. Leonid meteor shower peaks this week.The New Moon is Saturday, November 18. The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 22nd.Evening sky on Monday November 20 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 21:06 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset). Mercury is low above the horizon and forms a triangle with with Saturn and the thin crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes after sunset). (click to embiggen).Mercury is visible in early evening and is above the western horizon in the late twilight. Mercury is becoming more prominent, and is well worth watching as it rises into the evening sky up the body of the Scorpion. This week it ...

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