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This Week’s Sky: October 26 to November 1, 2020

As the Moon waxes to full just in time for Halloween, set your sights on its features and neighbours in the sky.

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This Week’s Sky: October 19 to 25, 2020

After the Orionids peak before dawn October 21, look for features on the Moon as it waxes past quarter.

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This Week’s Sky: October 12 to 18, 2020

The biggest highlight is Mars’ opposition October 13, but look for other events like the crescent Moon near Venus and a double shadow transit on Jupiter later in the week.

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October 2020: Planets at a glance

The Red Planet steals the show this month, passing closer to the Earth than it will for the next 15 years and providing the best opposition of the 2020s.

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This Week’s Sky: October 5 to 11, 2020

Get ready for a great show. Before Mars reaches its opposition next week, the Red Planet will be closer to Earth Oct. 5-6 than it will be for the next 15 years.

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This Week’s Sky: September 28 to October 4, 2020

Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation, we see the full harvest Moon and as it starts waning the Moon meets Mars.

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This Week’s Sky: September 21 to 27, 2020

As the autumnal equinox is marked in the Northern Hemisphere, the Moon passes near Saturn and Jupiter.

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This Week’s Sky: September 14 to 20, 2020

See zodiacal light this week, visible in the dark new Moon sky. Later this week, look for Mercury near the crescent Moon.

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This Week’s Sky: September 7 to 13, 2020

In This Week’s Sky, Mars starts a retrograde loop while Jupiter completes one. Neptune reaches opposition near Phi Aquarii, and a waning crescent Moon meets Venus.

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