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Thursday, October 11, 2012

 

Southern Skywatch October 2012 Edition is now up.

Evening sky looking west as seen from Adelaide at 8:30 pm local daylight time on Wednesday October 17. Mars is in the head of the scorpion, coming close to Antares. Mercury is close to the crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen. 

The October edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. Late sadly, but lots of family stuff and being away from the computer is respobsible for it.

There's still lots of planetary action this month.

Venus is low in the morning sky and is close to the crescent Moon on the 13th.

Jupiter is in the morning sky near the Hyades, on the 6th the crescent Moon and Jupiter were close with an occultation.

Mars  is in the head of the Scorpion. Mars is close to the crescent Moon on the 18th.

Mercury is at its best this month, and is close to the crescent Moon on the 17th.

Orionid meteors shower peaks on the 21st.
Variable star Mira is coming down from maximum brightness

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