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Moon-Jupiter-Saturn This Week
Night Sky for November 2020
Welcome to the
Sky Watch for November 2020
. From November 18 to 21, use the lovely crescent Moon to locate Jupiter and Saturn floating nearby. Plus, learn...
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Night Sky for November 2019
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Sky Map: November 2019
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Night Sky for September 2019
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Sky Map: August 2019
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Keeping Your Plants Alive in Hot Weather
If your vegetable gardening is struggling in hot weather, we’ll show you how to help your stressed...
Night Sky for August 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for August 2019. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are wonderfully positioned this...
What is a Black Moon?
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