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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. Venus shines brightly in the west-northwest during twilight and just after. Jupiter shines high in the south.

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  2. Vega is the brightest star very high in the east after dark. Just lower left of it is 4th-magnitude Epsilon Lyrae, the Double-Double. Epsilon forms one corner of a roughly equilateral triangle with Vega and Zeta Lyrae.

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  3. The Big Dipper hangs diagonally high in the northwest after dark this week, while Cassiopeia lies low in the north.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 1 – 9 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4.   Friday, May 25 • As the waxing gibbous Moon crosses the sky tonight, Spica hangs below it, as shown in early twilight here. • The Arch of Spring spans the western sky in late twilight, arching over Venus. Pollux and Castor form the Arch's top; they're lined up over Venus roughly horizontally. Look well to Venus's left to find Procyon, the left end of the Arch. Look farther to […]

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  5. Stars, planets, the Moon, constellations -- daily sky sights for the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 18 – 26 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.