SKY SIGHTS NOW AND THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY: In the evening, the bright planet Jupiter is prominent in the west; Jupiter is at a 60 degree angle to the sun, being visible all through the evening hours.
In the southern evening sky, the orange planet Mars is about half as bright as Jupiter. Both planets shine steadily, not twinkling as the night stars.
Saturn appears as a bright point among the stars of Libra. Look for Saturn late in the evening in the southeast when it is high enough to observe its rings through a modest telescope.
A narrow crescent moon appears near the planet Jupiter on the evening of May 3. On May 6, the evening moon will appear half full, the best phase for spotting the moon’s craters with binoculars or a telescope. In the eastern morning dawn, Venus is a brilliant point of light.
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