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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 "star" glowing upper left of the crescent Moon during and after dusk tonight (November 10) is Saturn, currently 4,075 times farther away. Far to its upper left, Mars shines brighter.

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  2. Friday, November 2 • Look for Capella sparkling low in the northeast these evenings. About three fists at arm's length to Capella's right, look for the fingertip-sided Pleiades cluster. They're early markers of the cold months to come. Above the space between them are the stars of Perseus, astride the Milky Way. Saturday, November 3 • Mars shines in the south after dark. Look barely 1° east (left) of it […]

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  3. Mars shines in the southern sky these evenings. Saturn glows lower in the southwest.

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  4. Lots of sky sights this week: Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Orionid meteors, stars in balance, telescopic occultation by the asteroid Kleopatra, more.

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  5. Mars and Saturn are the two planets of the evening sky this week, the brightest points of light in the south. The Moon passes them both.

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