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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | November 9th, 2007

Comet Holmes remains big, bright, and puffy high in the evening sky — but moonlight will soon be back. Before dawn, dazzling Venus marks the route to other sky sights in the east.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | November 2nd, 2007

Comet Holmes has turned big and puffy — and the Moon is now gone from the evening, leaving a dark sky behind. Early risers will find that the Moon is off pairing up with Regulus, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury in the dawn.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 26th, 2007

Glance up at Perseus during evening, and they's all you may need to do to spot Comet Holmes in outburst, tiny but bright enough to change the constellation's familiar pattern. Late in the evening, Mars rises to blaze in the east.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 19th, 2007

Saturn and Regulus climb above Venus at dawn, the Orionid meteor shower is active before dawn, and little Comet LONEOS puts in a shy appearance right after dusk.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 12th, 2007

The waxing crescent Moon enters the evening twilight this week, growing thicker and higher each day. Watch it passing Antares and bright Jupiter. At dawn this week, brilliant Venus meets up with Saturn.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | October 5th, 2007

Jupiter is bidding a sad farewell in the southwest at dusk. . . but big planetary action is happening at dawn, with bright Venus taking Saturn and the star Regulus under its wing. And on Sunday morning the 7th, the crescent Moon joins the party too.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | September 28th, 2007

Mars is brightening week by week now, as Earth swings closer to it in orbit. Meanwhile, bright Jupiter is departing in the southwest after dusk, and Mercury glimmers low in the sunset.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

Sky at a Glance | September 14th, 2007

The waxing Moon passes bright Jupiter in the evening sky this week, while Mercury closes in on Spica low in the sunset. Venus blazes at dawn — lighting the way to Saturn and Regulus low in the sunrise.

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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.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

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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