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Sky This Week - Thursday July 2 to Thursday July 9

29 Jun 2020, 21:00 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday July 2 to Thursday July 9
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The Full Moon is Sunday, July 5. Four bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Venus is in the head of Taurus the Bull. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising well before midnight and visible in the evening. The full Moon forms a line with Jupiter and Saturn n the 5th and 6th. Comet C/2016 U6 can be seen in binoculars.The Full Moon is Sunday, July 5. The Earth is at aphelion on the 4th, when it is furthest from the Sun.Evening astronomical twilight at 18:41 ACST on Saturday, July 4 (90 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Comet C/2016 U6 can be seen in binoculars above Hydrae (Alphard) making it very easy to spot. It is at it's brightest (around magnitude 6) at this time, but the nearly full Moon may make it more difficult to see. For comet spotters charts see here.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 90 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen. Evening sky at 21:00 ACST on Sunday, July 5 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are high above the Eastern horizon. The Moon forms a line with Jupiter and Saturn.The insets shows the telescopic views ...

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