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Also, make sure to look for the planets Venus and Saturn in the early evenings this coming week.
A well-known constellation and a rare comet are among this month's highlights.
If a new instrument found its way under your tree, here are the best sights in the skies.
Four planets, a well-known constellation and that constellation's famous nebula are great viewing targets with the eye or a telescope.

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While we don’t have any Christmas constellations in the night sky, there are two celestial signs of the most wonderful time of the year among the stars. One is small and challenging to locate, and the other is large and very easy to spot.
Watching the planets dance together will be a common treat this winter.
Mars is a mere 38.6 million miles from Earth this week, the Red Planet's closest approach in two years.
Meteor showers, Mars and winter constellations make for some great but chilly starwatching in December.
When we look into the heavens at night, what we see isn't what's really going on.
A dolphin, a god and the sea nymph he loved are part of the Greek tale surrounding this constellation.

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A story of betrayal and a fixed chariot race led to the story of Myrtilus and the constellation Auriga.
The second lunar eclipse of the year will take place in the wee hours of the morning on Nov. 8.
Cool weather brings some of the best views of the year, and a late Blood Moon.

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