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Sky at the glance

When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.
  1. The Moon is in the feet of Gemini this evening. Castor and Pollux are to its left, Procyon is to its lower left, and Orion is to its lower right.

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  2.   Comet Iwamoto is 7th magnitude this week as it crosses Leo and Cancer high in the late-night sky. See Bob King's Comet Iwamoto Ascends and Brightens, with finder chart. Friday, February 8 • The waxing crescent Moon shines in the west-southwest at nightfall. Above it by about two fists at arm's length is Mars, diminished far into the distance since its grand display last summer. Saturday, February 9 • […]

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  3. Daily astronomical sights for the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy.

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  4. Daily astronomical sights for the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy.

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  5.   Friday, January 18 • Zero-magnitude Capella on high, and equally bright Rigel in Orion's foot, have almost the same right ascension. This means they cross your sky’s meridian at almost exactly the same time: around 9 or 10 p.m. now, depending on how far east or west you live in your time zone. So, whenever Capella passes its very highest, Rigel always marks true south over your landscape, and […]

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