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The Moon Bumbles Into the Beehive Friday

The thick crescent Moon occults oodles of stars in the Beehive star cluster Friday evening for much of the Americas.

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Close Venus-Jupiter Conjunction on August 18th

Here's your invitation to view a spectacular close conjunction of the sky's two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, before dawn on Monday morning.

Venus and the Beehive

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Venus Buzzes the Beehive

Can you take on this twilight challenge?

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Mars Meets the Beehive

The Red Planet travels through one of the biggest and brightest star clusters in the sky from May 21st to the 24th. As a warm-up, stargazers watched Mars pass a hair's-breadth north of 5th-magnitude Eta Cancri on the evening of May 19th in easternmost America and the morning of the 20th in western Europe.

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Jupiter Visits the Beehive

During March and April, the open cluster M44 in Cancer is easy to find — just look for it beside brilliant Jupiter.

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