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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.   Friday, January 18 • Zero-magnitude Capella on high, and equally bright Rigel in Orion's foot, have almost the same right ascension. This means they cross your sky’s meridian at almost exactly the same time: around 9 or 10 p.m. now, depending on how far east or west you live in your time zone. So, whenever Capella passes its very highest, Rigel always marks true south over your landscape, and […]

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  2.   Plan ahead for the total eclipse of the Moon over the Americas late on the night of Sunday the 20th. The eclipsed Moon will be high in a dark sky. See Bob King's Guide to January’s Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse, or the cover story of the January Sky & Telescope. Friday, January 11 • As twilight fades this evening, how soon can you detect Mars glimmering above the Moon? […]

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  3. Moon, stars, planets -- daily sights in the night sky for the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 4 – 12 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Moon, stars, planets -- daily sights in the night sky for the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 28 – January 5 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Moon, stars, planets -- daily sights in the night sky for the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 21 – 29 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.