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We close 2021, which was a great year for skywatchers, filled with many observing treats in our night skies, with a December filled with plane…

Mercury, the solar system’s smallest planet, joins the planets visible to us next month when it pops into view in the pre-dawn eastern sky dur…

The early evening of Sept. 9, looking west 30 minutes after sunset, will reveal the thin crescent moon just above the brilliant planet Venus.

Longer daylight hours in summer mean that our skies do not become dark enough for real sky-watching until after 9 p.m. in July.

Venus is the first planet to emerge after sunset in June, low in the western sky and bright enough to be seen even in late twilight.

Three inner planets light up the western evening sky in May, while Jupiter and Saturn gain some prominence in the eastern sky before dawn.

Since Dec. 21, when we thrilled at the close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in our southwest evening skies, skywatchers have watched the gr…

For the last half year, Jupiter and Saturn have been putting on a great show for skywatchers in our evening skies.

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