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  1. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are almost as close together now as modest, 3rd-magnitude Alpha and Beta Capricorni above them. Wait for full dark to catch the faint stars.

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  2. SkyWatch is back! Whether you're new to astronomy or a seasoned practitioner, SkyWatch 2021 has something for everyone.

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  3. Capella is the sixth-brightest star in the sky — and it's more than one star! The main two stars in the system are near-twins, bright yellow giants.

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  4. Whenever Fomalhaut is "southing" (crossing the meridian due south), the first stars of Orion are just about to rise above the east horizon. And, the Pointers of the Big Dipper stand upright low due north, straight below Polaris.

    The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 20 – 28 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Modest but reliable, the annual Leonid meteor shower returns this week. Take an hour or two to relax and enjoy the show.

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