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Friday, September 19, 2014


Mercury closes in on Spica. 19 September 2014

Evening sky on Friday September 19 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 19:00 (7:00 pm) ACST in South Australia. (click to embiggen to get a better view)

Three bright planets are in this image.

Mercury is close to the bright star Spica. They are the bottom pair, with Mercury the lowest of the two. Near the middle right is the pair of alpha Librae with Saturn above it. Then up the top is the two bright objects, the star Dschubba with Mars just above it.

Tomorrow Mercury will be at its closest to Spica.

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