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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 10 – 18

See a full Moon on Friday and, for most of the Americas, catch a very deep penumbral eclipse of the Moon that happens around sunset or in early evening.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 3 – 11

The first-quarter Moon on Friday is high in the south at sunset. After dark it balances on the dim head of Cetus. Spot Pleiades to its upper left.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 27 – February 4

After dark the Great Square of Pegasus is sinking down in the west, to the right of Venus and Mars. The Big Dipper is creeping up in the north-northeast.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 28

After dinnertime this week, the Winter Triangle glitters in the southeast. Sirius is its lowest and brightest star, Betelgeuse above, and to their left Procyon.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 13 – 21

On Saturday, the waning gibbous Moon and Regulus rise around 8 p.m. They'll part ways through the night as the Moon moves east along its orbit.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 6 – 14

The waxing gibbous Moon shines below the Pleiades and right of Aldebaran Saturday evening - watch the Moon's dark limb occult a star later that night.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 30 – January 7

Can you spot the fingernail-thin crescent Moon in twilight Friday night? It's less than two days old as seen after sunset from North America.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 23 – 31

After dark you'll find the Pleiades high in the east, with Aldebaran and the Hyades below them. Far below these, Orion is beginning to clear the horizon.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 16 – 24

Have you ever watched a Sirius-rise? Watch for Sirius to come up about two fists at arm's length below Orion's Belt, around 8 p.m. local time.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 9 – 17

The Moon, just a day before full, occults Aldebaran Monday night for nearly everyone in North America. And watch for the Geminid meteor shower!

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 2 – 10

Friday and Saturday evenings, the thickening crescent Moon poses with bright Venus in the southwest at dusk. Wednesday marks the year's earliest sunset.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 25 – December 3

Before and during dawn Saturday morning, the thinning crescent Moon in the southeast is at the bottom of an arc that it now forms with Spica and Jupiter.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 11 – 19

Saturn is falling ever farther away to the lower right of Venus at dusk. And in the coming weeks and months, watch Venus and Mars draw closer together.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 4 – 12

Mars shines to the left or lower of the Moon early Saturday evening. On Tuesday, the Moon is in Aquarius - look to its left for Fomalhaut, the Autumn Star.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 28 – November 5

In twilight Friday evening, Saturn, Venus, and Antares form a nearly vertical, curving line low in the southwest. Watch the configuration change this week.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 21 – 29

Saturn and Antares form a compact triangle with Venus, low in the southwest at dusk on Friday. The modest Orionid meteors continue before dawn Saturday.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 7 – 15

Jupiter and fainter Mercury have a close conjunction on Tuesday morning, October 11th. Look low due east about 45 minutes before your local sunrise time.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 30 – October 8

A twilight challenge: About half an hour after your local sunset time, look for Venus very low in the west-southwest through the twilight.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 23 – October 1

The "W" of Cassiopeia stands high in the northeast after dark. In the southwest at dusk, Saturn and Antares continue to pull farther to the right of Mars.

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This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 16 – 24

Parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia will see a penumbral lunar eclipse Friday. Eclipse or no, look for the Great Square of Pegasus to the Moon's upper left.

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