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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. This is the time of year when the two brightest stars of summer, Arcturus and Vega, are equally high overhead soon after dark: Arcturus in the southwest, Vega toward the east.

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  2. The term "Midsummer's Night" is left over from when the seasons were commonly defined as beginning and ending around the cross-quarter days.

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  3. For an easy-to-use constellation guide covering the whole evening sky, use the big monthly map in the center of each issue of Sky & Telescope, the essential guide to astronomy.

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  4. For an easy-to-use constellation guide covering the whole evening sky, use the big monthly map in the center of each issue of Sky & Telescope, the essential guide to astronomy.

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  5.   Friday, May 26 • While twilight is still bright, can you catch the thin crescent Moon just above the west-northwest horizon? The Moon is only about 1¼ days old as seen at the time of dusk for North America (because new Moon was at 3:44 p.m. EDT yesterday the 25th). And, how about little Mars to its upper right? Saturday, May 27 • The thickening crescent Moon, now below […]

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