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This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 30 – May 8

This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 30 – May 8

Mercury and Venus now show themselves better at dusk. After dark, Comet Atlas awaits telescopic skyhunters. And the waning Moon passes under Saturn and Jupiter in early dawn.

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May: Halley Bits & Lunar Eclipse

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    Anthony Mallama & Monica Young

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