Say goodbye to Mercury and Jupiter (photo). The planetary sky show is over.

September 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
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(Posted 4 September 2016) The evening planet twilight show has well and truly ended with both Mercury and Jupiter lost in the evening twilight for casual sky watchers. I couldn’t see Mercury with my unaided eyes and it was only just visible in the images I took. I could see Jupiter but it wasn’t its usual dazzling self. Blame that well and truly on atmospheric absorption.

Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in evening twilight image. (c) 2016 Paul Floyd. Canberra, Australia.

Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in evening twilight image. (c) 2016 Paul Floyd. Canberra, Australia.

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This website is maintained by Paul Floyd. I am an amateur astronomer (and school teacher) with 25 years experience (as at 2015) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities. As of January 2015, I have been providing astronomy information via the WWW for eighteen years.