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Tuesday, October 01, 2013


Southern Skywatch October, 2013 edition is now out!

Evening sky looking west as seen from Adelaide at 20:00 pm local daylight saving time on Monday October 7. Venus is quite high in the evening sky above Saturn and  Mercury. The inset shows the telescopic view of Venus at this time. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local times.  Click to embiggen.

The October edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

There's lots of planetary action this month with Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn and Mercury meeting the Moon.

Mars climbs higher to the morning sky and is near the crescent Moon on the 1st.  Jupiter climbs higher still and is also near the crescent Moon on the 26th.

Mercury  is at its best in the evening sky. It is near the crescent Moon and Saturn on the 7th.

Saturn leaves the evening sky this month.  On the 7th the crescent Moon and Mercury is close to Saturn.

On the 8th the crescent Moon  is close to Venus . Venus is close to the bright star Antares on the 1th.

The Orionid meteor shower is best on the morning of the 22nd. 


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