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Tonight’s Delightful Celestial Triangle; Near Full-Moon, Jupiter & Saturn — Saturday, August 1, 2020.

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Hard to miss. The near-full, Moon is brilliantly bright.

Jupiter, always the brighter (& bigger) is to the right. Saturn, smaller, to the left.

Go out & have a look.

It will be there tomorrow night — i.e., Sunday night — too.

Enjoy. Cheers.


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Brilliant Saturn, Jupiter & Moon Conjunction.

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From tonight.


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From two nights ago.


Clear as it can get at night. Brilliant.

Jupiter & Saturn — in line — clearly demonstrating the ecliptic.

The Moon just adds to the brilliance.

Can’t miss. Just go out & look up. The 3 most brilliant things up there. SMILE.


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Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Still Elusive In The North, Though It Put On Quite The Show ‘Down Below’.

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By Diego Toscan, in Argentina — and it looks like it was shot with a telescope.



It is BARELY naked-eye visible in the North — and it is very low, in the very early mornings — in the NW sky.

Very low & borderline naked-eye.

It could — it should get — brighter. Perihelion is on May 27, 2010. 10-days away.

On May 13 it was at its closest to Earth.

Fingers crossed. It is up there. Just not that visible.

This has been the story, when it comes to comets, in the Northern Hemisphere.


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New Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Looks VERY Promising, BUT Will Not Be Seen In The North Till Next Week.

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Comet SWAN, i.e., C/2020 F8 (SWAN), has become naked-eye visible in the Southern Hemisphere. It is approaching us from below the equator. Hence, why it is currently only visible in the South.

This will change as of May 11, 2020. It will cross the ‘equator’ — so to speak. The ‘Ecliptic‘ if you want to get technical. It will still take a few days after that to get above the horizon and trees.

I will keep you posted.

Keep your fingers crossed that this one, unlike C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), will NOT fragment and fizzle away.


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Orange ‘Star’ Over New Hampshire, June – July 2016, Is Actually Mars — Saturn & Jupiter In Conjunction.

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Hard to miss the distinctly orange orb, that is Mars, if you go out around 9 – 10pm. Saturn, Mars & Jupiter are in a straight line (as they should be, this the so called ‘ecliptic‘). Jupiter could be below the tree line — especially as it gets later. 


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