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  1. Venus shines in the edge of the Pleiades, as shown above. How soon before the end of twilight can you first begin to see the little cluster?

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  2. Venus and the waxing crescent Moon shine in the west during and after twilight. As night deepens, you'll find the Pleiades a little above Venus.

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  3. Venus is the big, bright "Evening Star" high in the west at dusk. Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are low in the southeast in early dawn.

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  4. Venus continues to shine high in the west at nightfall for many weeks on end. But as the season advances, its starry background slides toward the lower right behind it. For instance not long ago the Pleiades were very high above it, but as of this evening they're 20° apart.

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  5. This week, see Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn lined up diagonally low in the southeast as dawn begins.

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