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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. If we ever try to live on the Moon, the best locations will be polar mountains bathed in nearly continuous sunlight.

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  2. 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.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 23 – July 1 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. We examine the fascinating solar phenomena that anyone with a small scope and safe solar filter can see, whether the Sun's in eclipse or not.

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

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 16 – 24 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Saturn, considered by many the most beautiful sight in the sky, comes to opposition this week with its rings in full tilt. You won't want to miss it.

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