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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 Pointer stars forming the end of the Big Dipper's bowl point straight down toward Polaris. Face north and look way up.

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  2. The Moon shines high in the southwest with Pollux and Castor to its upper right and brighter Procyon farther below it.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 12 – 20 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. The Moon, stars, planets, constellations -- sky sights every night for the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes, from Sky & Telescope magazine.

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  4. Mars pairs with the Pleiades this week, and a sunrise challenge on Monday morning: find the thin crescent Moon to the right of Venus.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 29 – April 6 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Immediately after dark, before moonrise for most of North America, Sirius shines brilliantly in the south-southwest.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 22 – 30 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.