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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 22 – 30

Friday, August 22Altair is the brightest star shining halfway up the southeastern sky after nightfall. Look to its left, by a little more than a fist at arm’s length, for the dim but distinctive constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin. He’s leaping leftward, just below the Milky Way.Moon, Venus, and Jupiter form a triangle at dawn August 23, 2014The waning Moon passes Jupiter and Venus low in the east as dawn brightens. The Moon here is positioned for the middle of North America. European skywatchers should move each Moon symbol a quarter of the way toward the one for the previous date.In Saturday’s dawn, the thin waning crescent Moon forms an elegant triangle with Jupiter and Venus low in the east, as shown at lower right.

read more This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 22 &ndash 30 | Sky & Telescope.

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This entry was posted on August 22, 2014 by in Astronomy.

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