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Go Stargazing! December Edition
December 1, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter dominates this month’s evening skies.  It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find.  Face south at dusk and look for the brightest thing there. Mercury has emerged into the evening sky, and is visible at the beginning of this month.  Look low in the southwest at dusk, right over the […]

Go Stargazing! January Edition
January 6, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Mercury and Jupiter begin this month together low in the southwest at dusk.  The two were side by side on New Year’s Eve; now Mercury is slightly higher in the sky than Jupiter.  Mercury is at greatest elongation (apparent distance from the Sun in our sky), and therefore highest above the southwest horizon, on January […]

Go Stargazing! November Edition
November 5, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: chipdatajeffb The “main event” of November evenings occurs in the southwest at dusk, where you can watch Venus close in on Jupiter.  Look towards the southwest right as night falls for the two brightest objects in the sky, other than the Moon.  The brighter one low in the southwest is Venus, which outshines everything […]



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