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This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 3 – 12

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 3 – 12

Comet ZTF is still near its brightest, moonlight and all. Around the Big and Little Dog Stars, trace out the stick-figure patterns of the big and little dogs. A ghostly unicorn haunts the inside of the Winter Triangle.

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February: Winterʼs Dazzling Stars

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February 4th marks the midway point between Decemberʼs solstice and the March equinox. Celebrate that celestial milestone by getting outside to gaze in awe at the amazing array of bright stars youʼll find overhead on February evenings.

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Become a Backyard Cosmic Explorer

No matter how you look up at the sky — with a telescope, binos, or just your eyes — you're a cosmic explorer.

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Issue Highlights

  • Where Do Spirals Come From?

    Monica Young

  • Appreciating Earthshine

    Thomas A. Dobbins and William Sheehan

  • Dust in the Southern Unicorn

    Richard P. Wilds