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Thursday, August 10, 2017

 

Southern Skywatch August 2017 edition is now out!

Morning sky as seen on August 19 and hour before sunrise. The crescent Moon is close to Venus. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).

The August edition of Southern Skywatch is  up Yes, it's late, my life is still not on track yet lots of tooing and froing over mum's health.

This month  Mars is lost in the suns glare.

 Jupiter is still in an good position to watch the banded world in a telescope. Jupiter comes closeer to the bright star Spica during this month. On the 25tg the Moon is just below Jupiter forming a line with Spica..

Saturn is high in the evening sky this month. This is a perfect time to watch this ringed world in a telescope. On the 3rd Saturn is close to the Moon.

Mercury climbs higher in the evening sky early this month, and is in an excellent position for viewing. After the 12th Mercury lowers towards the horizon.

Venus gets lower in the  morning sky this month. The crescent Moon is close to Venus on the 19th.

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