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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, May 25 • As the waxing gibbous Moon crosses the sky tonight, Spica hangs below it, as shown in early twilight here. • The Arch of Spring spans the western sky in late twilight, arching over Venus. Pollux and Castor form the Arch's top; they're lined up over Venus roughly horizontally. Look well to Venus's left to find Procyon, the left end of the Arch. Look farther to […]

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  2. The annual International Space Station marathon is underway with multiple passes visible each night. Here are some fun and unique ways to see and share it.

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  3. Expand your observing plans by adding a few of these red-orange carbon stars.

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  4. Stars, planets, the Moon, constellations -- daily sky sights for the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 18 – 26 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. A familiar light shines in the east at dusk, Venus makes a pit stop at a departing star cluster, and Comet PanSTARRS (C/2016 M1) coaxes before dawn.

    The post Vega Promises, Venus Visits M35, and a Subtle Comet Shines at Morning appeared first on Sky & Telescope.