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This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 22 – 30

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 22 – 30

As fall proceeds, Jupiter and Saturn shift westward and tilt ever more steeply. Venus gets a little higher and brighter. The waning Moon passes the Pleiades. And as Halloween approaches, Arcturus becomes the Ghost of Summer Suns.

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October: Three Planets at Dusk

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How to See Jupiter: Big, Bright, and Beautiful

How to See Jupiter: Big, Bright, and Beautiful

Jupiter, the King of Planets, is a captivating sight no matter how you look at it.

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