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

14 Jan 2020, 12:34 UTC
The Sky This Week - Thursday January 16 to Thursday January 23
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The Last Quarter Moon is Friday, January 17. Venus is prominent in the evening sky visible well after the of twilight. Mars is visible in the morning twilight in the head of Scorpius the Scorpion close to some bright stars. On the 21st the crescent Moon, Mars and bright red star Antares from a line. On the 23rd the crescent Moon and Jupiter are close. The Red Giant star Betelgeuse in Orion is still dimming.The Last Quarter Moon is Friday, January 17. Sky at 21:35 ACDST on Saturday, January 18 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Venus is prominent in the sky. The inset shows the telescopic view at this time.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.Morning sky at 5:20 ACDST facing east as seen from Adelaide on Tuesday, January 21, 60 minutes before sunrise.Mars is now well above the horizon and is close to the body of Scorpius the scorpion. Mars is coming close to the bright red star Antares (the rival of Mars). On the 21st the crescent Moon, Mars and Antares from a line.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local ...

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