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S&T: Lauren Darby

With the return of standard time in the Northern Hemisphere, evenings arrive much sooner than they did just a few weeks ago — and that makes it a snap to get in some quick stargazing before dinnertime.

In the south, Jupiter is still the evening's brightest sentinel, the only bright planet visible after sunset.

Over in the west, look for the Summer Triangle, which should remain visible well into December. And in the north you'll find the "W" of Cassiopeia to the upper right of Polaris, the North Star.

This month might provide an especially good showing of the Leonid meteors. Want to know when and where to look for them? Get all those details, and more, by downloading November's audio sky tour. It's a 5-megabyte MP3 file that runs 5m 27s.


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