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On Monday night, the gibbous moon appears right near the bright planet Jupiter. The two move high in the east together as the evening unfolds. The two celestial objects are in the zodiacal constellation Pisces. Though appearing together, the moon is more than 251,000 miles away and Jupiter is 418 million miles away.
The moon dominates the night sky for the week ahead. You can see it high in the southern sky tonight in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus, one day short of the first quarter, and watch it next week when it moves from gibbous to full. The full moon is on Sunday, Nov. 21.
For those with binoculars or any kind of telescope, the moon is an easy target. With a telescope of at least 40 power, Jupiter may be viewed with its four moons.
The brightest planet in our night sky appears low in the eastern sky before sunrise. For those who are up an hour before sunrise, at around 5:30 a.m., Venus is relatively high in the eastern sky. Anyone with a telescope will get a spectacular view of the crescent-shaped planet. In the last few weeks, the planet has slipped out of the glare of the sun. Through much of the New Year, Venus will reside in the morning sky.