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  1.   Friday, Oct. 11 • Soon after dark, you'll find zero-magnitude Arcturus low in the west-northwest at the same height as zero-magnitude Capella shining in the northeast. When this happens, turn to the south-southeast, and there will be 1st-magnitude Fomalhaut at the same height — if you're at latitude 43° north. Seen from south of that latitude Fomalhaut will appear higher; from north of there it will be lower. Now […]

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  2. Friday, Oct. 4 • The waxing Moon this evening shines between Saturn, to its left or upper left, and Jupiter farther to the Moon's lower right (off the center-right of the chart here). Saturday, Oct. 5 • It's both International Astronomy Day and International Observe the Moon Night! The Moon is first quarter (exactly so at 12:47 p.m. EDT), nicely placed high in the sky in early evening with its […]

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  3. The starry W of Cassiopeia stands high in the northeast after dark this week. The right-hand side of the W, the brightest, is tilted up.

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  4. Jupiter is the white dot shining in the south-southwest as twilight fades away. Saturn glows far to its upper left.

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  5. The Harvest Moon is full the night of Friday, the 13th. See what other night sights await.

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