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  1. The waning gibbous Moon is in Gemini Nov. 16, with Pollux to its left and Castor above Pollux.

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  2. In early evening, look high above the Moon for the Great Square of Pegasus through the moonlight. It's standing on one corner.

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  3. Friday, Nov. 1 • The waxing crescent Moon shines in the south-southwest at dusk, with Saturn glowing 4° or 5° to its upper left (for North America) as shown here. Look much farther lower right, by nearly 20°, for Jupiter. Saturday, Nov. 2 • Saturn shines right of the Moon in early evening, as shown here. Look much higher above them for Altair, a little brighter than Saturn. • Capella […]

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  4. The W of Cassiopeia now stands vertically on end in the evening, high in the northeast. Look to its right for Andromeda and the Great Square of Pegasus.

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  5. Friday, Oct. 18 • Vega is the brightest star high in the west after dark. To its lower right by 14° (nearly a fist and a half at arm's length), look for Eltanin, the nose of Draco the Dragon. The rest of Draco's fainter, lozenge-shaped head is a little farther behind. Draco always eyes Vega. The main stars of Vega's own constellation, Lyra — quite faint by comparison — extend […]

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