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Jupiter near the crescent moon last April. Photo: <a href="">H. Raab</a>, CC some rights reserved
Jupiter near the crescent moon last April. Photo: H. Raab, CC some rights reserved

Tracking the planets this spring

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We're gaining about three minutes of daylight every day now, and the winter constellations such as Orion are starting to slip below the horizon. Jupiter will be the brightest object in the sky other than the moon. Look in the southwest sky in the early evening near the Pleiades. This weekend, the crescent moon will be paired up with Jupiter in the early evening.

Look for Saturn in the morning sky in the southwest. In May we will start to see Venus in the western sky close to Jupiter. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue.

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Martha Foley
News and Public Affairs Director

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