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This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 7 – 15

This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 7 – 15

Mercury and low Venus adorn the west after sunset, with the crescent Moon soon to join them. Night brings the big Diamond of Virgo and Summer Triangle. Nova Cassiopeiae rebrightens. And Comet Atlas is in evening view with a 6-inch telescope.

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