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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

The Moon climbs down the ladder of Planets (March 18-22. 2020)

Morning sky at 5:52 ACDST (90 minutes minutes before sunrise) facing east as seen from Adelaide on Wedensday, March 18.Morning sky at 5:53 ACDST (90 minutes minutes before sunrise) facing east as seen from Adelaide on Thursday, March 19.
Morning sky at 5:55 ACDST (90 minutes minutes before sunrise) facing east as seen from Adelaide on Saturday, March 21.Morning sky at 5:56 ACDST (90 minutes minutes before sunrise) facing east as seen from Adelaide on Sunday, March 22.

Staring on the morning of Wednesday 18 March there is a outstanding line up of 4 bright planets and the Moon, each day the Moon moves down the line-up bring superb views.

Two outstanding ones are on the 19th when Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the crescent moon from an attractive grouping in the sky and on the 21st When Mars is cloosest to Jupiter. 

The display finishes on the 22nd with the thin crescent Moon near mercury.

This is an excellent opportunity of astrophotography, as well as just being great to watch with the unaided eye.

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