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Mountain Skies: Asteroid Vesta Barely Visible To Naked Eye


Last updated 6/18/2018 at 4:20pm

The Planets

While we have the beautiful spring constellations in our evening sky, such exciting things are happening with the planets that I can’t resist starting with them. For those of you watching the sky, you know we now have the two brightest planets visible in the evening twilight, Venus in the west and Jupiter in the southeast. Saturn rises shortly after the end of twilight (at 9:15 p.m. tonight) with Mars coming into sight shortly before midnight (11:35 p.m. to be precise). Mars, by the way, is beginning to rival Jupiter in brightness as Earth draws closer to the red planet ni...

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