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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. Astronomy is an outdoor nature hobby. For an easy constellation guide to the evening sky, use the map in the center of Sky & Telescope magazine.

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  2. Now that the Pleiades and Aldebaran are up in due east, can Orion be far behind? Orion's entire iconic figure, formed by its brightest seven stars, takes about an hour and a quarter to cross the horizon below them.

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  3. When Fomalhaut is due south, you'll always find the first stars of Orion beginning to rise in the east, and the Pointers of the Big Dipper due north below Polaris.

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  4. As twilight fades, look low in the southwest for Saturn and Mercury.

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  5. Vega is the brightest star in the west in early evening. Its little constellation Lyra extends to the left. Somewhat farther left is 3rd-magnitude Albireo, the beak of Cygnus.

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