Light Years Away
The bright red planet Mars appears high in the western sky tonight, near the brilliant star Regulus. The two are a tight pair in the zodiacal constellation Leo. This is a good time to watch the movement of the planets.
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Mars
The red planet Mars appears high in the western sky tonight, and near the bright star Regulus. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo and is distinctly white, almost blueish in color. Put a red planet next to it and the colors of both celestial objects looks more apparent.
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Moon and Planets
The gibbous moon appears next to the bright planet Saturn tomorrow night. The two appear high in the east after sunset and remain visible through the evening. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Virgo.
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Moon and Planets
A thin crescent moon will appear low in the west-northwestern sky tomorrow night, right under the bright planet Venus. The two are a sight, a short time after sunset. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Taurus.
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Venus, Mars and Saturn

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., May 7 5:31 7:45

Sat., May 8 5:30 7:46

Sun., May 9 5:28 7:47

Mon., May 10 5:27 7:48

Tues., May 11 5:26 7:49

Wed., May 12 5:25 7:50

Thurs., May 13 5:24 7:51

Fri., May 14 5:23 7:53

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Moon
The gibbous moon spends the weekend and the nights ahead mostly in the morning sky. Tonight the moon rises three hours after sunset and dominates the southern night sky all the way to dawn. The moon resides in the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius this weekend.
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Moon and Saturn
The gibbous moon appears next to the bright planet Saturn, high in the eastern sky tomorrow night. If you haven’t yet seen Saturn in the night sky, the moon can be the guide. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Virgo.
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Crescent Moon
A thin crescent moon appears tonight low in the southwestern sky, near the bright planet Venus. The moon is above Venus, and underneath the star cluster Pleiades.
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Morning Planet
On Sunday and Monday mornings, for those who rise early there is an impressive appearance of both the crescent moon and the planet Jupiter. The two are close together. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Pisces. You’ll see the two high in the southeastern sky just before dawn.
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Evening Planets
There are a lot of planets visible tonight and through the weekend. Venus appears low in the southwestern sky after sunset. Mercury is underneath it. Mercury is in the zodiacal constellation Pisces, while Venus is in Taurus.
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