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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | August 15th, 2008

Low in the sunset, Venus and Mercury pair up closely this week. Soon after dark, Jupiter shines at its highest in the south.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | August 1st, 2008

Mars, Saturn, and Venus glow in the west after sunset, with the thin crescent Moon passing them early this week. After nightfall, Jupiter shines high, bright, and obvious — crossing due south right when Vega crosses overhead.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 25th, 2008

Venus is barely emerging into view in the sunset, while Mars and Saturn look on from above. After dark, Jupiter shines high, bright, and obvious.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 18th, 2008

Mars, Saturn, and Regulus are getting ever lower in the western twilight — but on the other side of the sky, Jupiter is really coming into its own.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 11th, 2008

The Mars-Saturn-Regulus drama continues to play out ever lower in the western twilight. In the southeast sky, Jupiter is climbing into good telescopic view ever earlier in the night.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 3rd, 2008

The Mars-Saturn-Regulus drama continues to play itself out in the western twilight. And Jupiter is climbing into good telescopic view ever earlier in the night.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | June 27th, 2008

Saturn and Mars pair up low in the west during twilight, with Regulus looking on. Watch their configurations change from day to day. Meanwhile, on the other side of the sky, Jupiter shines low in the southeast during twilight and climbs higher as the night grows late.

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Sky at a Glance | June 20th, 2008

The threesome of Saturn, Regulus, and Mars pass through an equally spaced lineup this week as they perform their slow dance in the western sky at the dusk. On the other side of the sky, bright Jupiter rises before dusk has fully faded.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | June 13th, 2008

Mars, Regulus, and Saturn are lining up in the western sky as they sink lower in the dusk. Jupiter now rises at the end of twilight, far outshining the Sagittarius Teapot to its right. And on Monday night, the Moon closely pairs up with Antares.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | June 6th, 2008

Mars shines in the west after dark, giving no hint of the Phoenix lander newly sitting on its northern plains as it closes in on Saturn and Regulus.

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Sky at a Glance | May 31st, 2008

Mars shines in the west after dark, giving no hint of the Phoenix lander newly sitting on its northern plains. In our sky, Mars is moving toward the eye-catching Saturn-and Regulus pair to its upper left.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | May 23rd, 2008

Mars, shining in the west after dark, is moving away from the Pollux-and-Castor pair toward the Saturn-and Regulus pair. And big Jupiter rises by midnight: an eerie UFO of a thing in the southeast.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | May 16th, 2008

To the unaided eye Mars shines alone in the western evening sky... but binoculars or a telescope reveal that it crosses the Beehive Star Cluster this week.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | May 9th, 2008

The waxing Moon this week travels from the Castor-Pollux-Mars lineup in the west to the Saturn-and-Regulus pair in the southwest and then all the way over to sparkly Spica in the southeast.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | May 2nd, 2008

In the western evening sky, Mars, Pollux, and Castor form up into a straight line and then start curving again. Higher in the southwest, Saturn and Regulus are paired their closest. And on May 4th and 5th, you can try to catch rare opposing crescent moons.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | April 25th, 2008

The bright Mars-Pollux-Castor triangle, high in the west, is now flattening out to be more of a curved line than a triangle. Watch it change shape daily. High in the south, Saturn and Regulus are now paired their closest. And Jupiter shines before dawn.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | April 18th, 2008

The eyecatcher of the evening sky is the Saturn-Regulus pair high in the south. Or maybe you'd give that award to the Mars-Pollux-Castor triangle high in the west. And using both of these bright sights, do you know how to find the Head of Hydra?

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | April 11th, 2008

Saturn and Regulus form an ever closer pair high in the evening sky, while Gamma Leonis looks on from their north. The Moon joins the scene on Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, Jupiter glares off by its lonesome before dawn.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | April 4th, 2008

The Moon meets the Pleiades on Tuesday the 8th. Saturn shines with Regulus in an eye-catching pair all month. And when can you last see Venus low in the dawn?

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Sky at a Glance | March 28th, 2008

Have you compared the colors of Mars and Betelgeuse? They're one above the other just now. Meanwhile Saturn shines with Regulus in an eye-catching pair, and Jupiter and the waning Moon light the dawn. Also, don't miss out on this week's Space Station flyovers.

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