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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. • Plan ahead: Venus will occult a 6th-magnitude star on the morning of December 21st for parts of eastern and central North America. But this observation will be tricky! See December 20th below. Friday, December 14 • Mars shines above the Moon in early evening. Mars is about twice as big as the Moon in physical diameter, but it's currently 425 times farther away. Look far below them for Fomalhaut. […]

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 14 – 22 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Orion comes into good view low in the east after dinnertime now. And that means Gemini is also coming up to its left.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 7 – 15 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. The moon, stars, planets, constellations -- sky sights every night for the naked eye, binoculars, or telescope.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 30– December 8 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The moon, stars, planets -- Sky sights for the naked eye, binoculars, or telescope every night.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 23 – December 1 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The moon, stars, planets -- Sky sights for the naked eye, binoculars, or telescopes every night.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 16 – 24 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.