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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. Look northeast in the starry sky these evenings. Capella shines low and brightest. Upper right of Capella, and upper left of the Pleiades, the stars of Perseus stand astride the Milky Way.

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  2. Want to become an amateur astronomer? First, learn your way around the constellations! They're the key to locating everything fainter and deeper to hunt with binoculars or a telescope.

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  3. Want to become an amateur astronomer? Learn your way around the constellations! They're the key to locating everything fainter and deeper to hunt with binoculars or a telescope.

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  4. Sky at a Glance, Friday, September 29 -- As the stars come out in late twilight, look high above the Moon for Altair.

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  5.   Friday, September 22 • Low in the west-southwest during twilight, spot the thin waxing crescent Moon. Can you see Jupiter to the lower right of it, by about 7°? (for North America.) • Equinox: Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere, and spring in the Southern Hemisphere, at 4:02 p.m. EDT. This is when the Sun crosses the equator (both Earth's equator and the celestial equator) heading south for the […]

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