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This Week’s Sky: November 23 to 29, 2020

Watch the Moon this week as it passes near Mars. At the start of next week, look for a penumbral lunar eclipse.

This Week’s Sky: November 16 to 22, 2020

This week, look for the peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower, variable star Algol’s minimum, and a pretty meetup between Jupiter, Saturn and the crescent Moon.

This Week’s Sky: November 9 to 15, 2020

A meteor shower, planets pairing with the crescent Moon, a dark new-Moon sky for stargazing — this week, what more could you want?

November 2020: Planets at a glance

November offers excellent opportunities to view Moon-planet pairings, as well as Mercury in the eastern pre-dawn sky.

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This Week’s Sky: November 2 to 8, 2020

The Moon passes the Shoe-Buckle Cluster and the Bull’s face as it wanes through the week.

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This Week’s Sky: October 26 to November 1, 2020

As the Moon waxes to full just in time for Halloween, set your sights on its features and neighbours in the sky.

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This Week’s Sky: October 19 to 25, 2020

After the Orionids peak before dawn October 21, look for features on the Moon as it waxes past quarter.

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This Week’s Sky: October 12 to 18, 2020

The biggest highlight is Mars’ opposition October 13, but look for other events like the crescent Moon near Venus and a double shadow transit on Jupiter later in the week.

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October 2020: Planets at a glance

The Red Planet steals the show this month, passing closer to the Earth than it will for the next 15 years and providing the best opposition of the 2020s.

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