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Saturday, October 31, 2020

 

Southern Skywatch November 2020 edition is now out!

The evening sky facing north-west in Adelaide on Thursday November 19 at 21:43 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset. The crescent Moon forms a triangle with Jupiter and Saturn. (similar views will be seen Australia wide at the equivalent local time, 90 minutes after sunset). 

The November edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. 

 In November three bright planets can be seen for most of the evening Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. November 1; Apogee (mini) Full Moon.

  November 13; crescent Moon close to Venus. November 3; Venus and bright Star Regulus almost on top of each other. November 14; Mercury and crescent Moon close deep in twilight. November 14; Moon at perigee. November 15; bright star Spica close to Venus. Morning November 18; Leonid meteor shower peaks. November 19; The crescent Moon, Jupiter and Saturn form a triangle in the evening sky. November 20; Jupiter, Saturn and waxing Moon form a line in the evening sky. November 25-26; Waxing Moon near to Mars. November 27; Moon at Apogee. November 30; Blue Moon in all states but WA, penumbral lunar eclipse

 Mercury is difficult to see low in the morning twilight. 

Venus is in Virgo and is close to the crescent Moon on the 13th. 

Mars is close to the Moon on the 25th and 26th. 

 Jupiter is prominent in early the evening sky and comes closer to Saturn over the Month. On the 19th Jupiter, the Moon and Saturn form a triangle in the evening sky. On the 20th the lineup is Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon. 

Saturn is also prominent in early the evening sky near Jupiter. On the 19th Jupiter, the Moon and Saturn form a triangle in the evening sky. On the 20th the lineup is Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon. 

 November 14; Moon at perigee. November 27; Moon at Apogee. November 30, "Blue Moon" and penumbral eclipse.

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