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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | November 28th, 2008

The Venus-and-Jupiter pairing is at its peak in the southwestern twilight on November 30th and December 1st, with the Moon joining in!

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | November 21st, 2008

The Venus-and-Jupiter pairing is becoming ever more dramatic in the southwestern twilight, as these two brightest planets draw closer together toward their conjunction on November 30th and December 1st.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | November 14th, 2008

Every day Venus and Jupiter are drawing closer together in twilight. And on Monday the 17th, Venus scrapes by a 2nd-magnitude star.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | November 7th, 2008

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, shine in the southwestern twilight, drawing closer together every day. Later at night, watch for Taurid fireballs!

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 31st, 2008

Venus and Jupiter shine in twilight. Watch them drawing closer together every day. At dawn, Saturn shines high and Mercury low.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 24th, 2008

Venus has become easy to spot at dusk. Orange Antares near it is less so. At dawn, Mercury is having its best morning showing of the year, while Saturn is tipping its rings very nearly edge-on to your telescope's line of sight.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 17th, 2008

Venus climbs higher in twilight, and Antares creeps toward it. Saturn shines ever higher at dawn, and Mercury has begun its best morning apparition of the year.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 10th, 2008

Venus climbs higher in twilight, and Jupiter creeps toward it. Saturn shines ever higher at dawn, and Mercury now begins appearing far below it.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 3rd, 2008

Venus meets a double star in the sunset. Jupiter's shadow eclipses its moons several times. And before dawn, take a look at Saturn with its nearly edge-on rings!

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | September 26th, 2008

Venus continues creeping up in the sunset, Jupiter is moving from south to southwest after dark, and Saturn now glows low in the dawn.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | September 19th, 2008

Venus is creeping slightly higher in the sunset, Jupiter is moving from south to southwest in the evening, and Saturn is emerging low in the dawn.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | September 12th, 2008

Venus, low in the sunset this week, has three faint companions hiding nearby: Mercury, Spica, and Mars. Use binoculars in bright twilight to follow their daily changes. After dark, Jupiter glares bright and obvious in the south to southwest.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | September 5th, 2008

Tiny little Mars passes brighter Venus low in the sunset this week. Bright Jupiter shines highest at dusk, offering occasional views of its Great Red Spot as it turns — and, for some observers, a double satellite shadow transit by its satellites.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | August 29th, 2008

Venus is emerging low in the sunset, and right near it, you can use binoculars to catch Mercury and Mars. After dark, kingly-bright Jupiter dominates the south.

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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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