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Skywatch: Go planet hunting this week!

Planets are out in the morning and evening sky. Venus is shining brightest.
Go Planet Watching

Use the moon to help you find planets in the morning sky early to midweek. It’ll join Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in the sky before sunrise on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Look in the southeast. If you’re out early, the quartet will be easy to find. Below is how they’ll look on Tuesday morning.

Last Quarter Moon

Speaking of the moon, it’ll reach Last Quarter on Tuesday evening at 6:56 p.m. That means you’ll be able to spot the half-moon if skies cooperate.

Venus Meets Up with the Bull

If you don’t want to get up early to see planets, then look for Venus in the western sky after sunset. It’ll shine brightly all week long.

On Friday night, Venus will be near Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. Aldebaran is also known as the “eye of the bull”. Happy hunting!