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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. As nights turn chilly, the Great Square of Pegasus lifts up in the east, balancing on one corner. From its left corner extends the main stars of the Andromeda constellation.

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  2. As nights turn chilly, the Great Square of Pegasus lifts up in the east, balancing on one corner. From its left corner extends the main stars of the constellation Andromeda.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 9 – 17 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. The Big Dipper hangs diagonally in the northwest after dark. From its midpoint, look to the right to find Polaris (not very bright) glimmering due north as always.

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  4. Jupiter and Saturn stand out in the southern sky these evenings.

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  5. The white "star" glaring in the south during and after dusk is Jupiter. Fainter, orange Antares fainter twinkles to its lower right. Saturn glows far to Jupiter's left.

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