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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | September 7th, 2007

Mars, brightening week by week, continues to dominate the eastern sky during the early-morning hours. Meanwhile Jupiter is sinking lower in the southwest during evening, and Venus (shown here) is climbing higher to shine as the "Morning Star" low in the dawn.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | August 31st, 2007

Mars, brightening week by week, continues to dominate the eastern sky during the early-morning hours. Meanwhile Jupiter is sinking lower in the southwest during evening, and Venus is now leaping up to shine as the "Morning Star" low in the dawn.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | August 10th, 2007

The Perseid meteor shower should peak late on the night of Sunday the 12th, but you're likely to see occasional Perseids all week if you watch the stars. Meanwhile, Jupiter shines in the south at dusk, and Mars rises after midnight.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 27th, 2007

Big Jupiter shines in early evening, little Mars shines in the small hours of the morning — and elusive Mercury is now displaying itself nicely low in the dawn.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 13th, 2007

Venus is sinking low, Saturn and Regulus are nearly out of sight, but busy Jupiter rules the sky after dark. And the Moon pays it a visit

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 13th, 2007

Venus is sinking low, but it's got Saturn and Regulus to keep it company in its decline. For a couple days the Moon pays a visit too. (Think photo opportunity!) The Moon are sinking toward the horizon in the western twilight. But bright Jupiter, on the other side of the sky, comes into its own after dark.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | July 6th, 2007

Venus and Saturn are sinking toward the horizon in the western twilight. But bright Jupiter, on the other side of the sky, comes into its own after dark.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | June 29th, 2007

Venus and Saturn begin the week having a beautiful, eyecatching conjunction in the western twilight. Watch them draw apart day by day thereafter. On the other side of the sky, Jupiter is shining brightly ever higher in the southeast — with Antares to its lower right.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | June 22nd, 2007

It's happening at last. The two planets of the western twilight, Venus and Saturn, close the gap between them and reach conjunction on June 30th. On the other side of the sky, Jupiter is shining ever higher in the southeast.

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Sky at a Glance | June 15th, 2007

In the fading glow of sunset, Saturn is closing in on bright Venus, while for several evenings, the waxing crescent Moon marches by. On the other side of the sky, Jupiter is getting ever higher in the southeast.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | June 8th, 2007

Bright Venus in the western twilight is closing on in Saturn. Regulus makes it a three-point lineup. And late in the week, the waxing crescent Moon starts to march up toward them.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | June 1st, 2007

Bright Venus is sinking down a little in twilight, still near Castor and Pollux. Look for Mercury far to its lower right. Saturn shines high to Venus's upper left. And on the other side of the sky, Jupiter is at opposition.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | May 18th, 2007

Venus dazzles in the west at dusk. Saturn shines higher to Venus's upper left, closing in on it week by week. And as evening grows late, watch for turbulent Jupiter rising in the southeast.

Looking east at dawn

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Sky at a Glance | May 11th, 2007

Venus, shining high in the western twilight this spring, has a spectacular meetup with the crescent Moon on May 19th. Also check in on Saturn, even higher after dark. Jupiter glares in the south during the early-morning hours.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | May 4th, 2007

Watch Venus pass a star cluster in the feet of Gemini. Check in on Saturn even higher after dark. And if it's May, do you know where the Big Dipper is?

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | April 27th, 2007

Watch Venus pass a not-quite-first-magnitude star in the western evening sky this week. Meanwhile, Saturn shines in fine view much higher during evening, and Jupiter is well placed before dawn.

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