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John Jardine Goss

Visible planets – and more – in late November and December 2021

All you need to know about finding visible planets and stars near the moon - plus meteor showers, the solstice and more - in late November and December 2021.

Achernar marks the End of the River

Achernar is the 9th brightest star and flattest star known. It marks the end of Eridanus the River. Here's why much of Earth never sees it ... and how you can.

Moon, Saturn, Jupiter November 9, 10 and 11

Moon, Saturn, Jupiter! The waxing crescent moon will sweep past the planets on November 9, 10 and 11, 2021. Watch for Venus, too, to the west.

Moon and Mercury November 1, 2 and 3 before sunup

The moon and Mercury will appear near one another on the mornings of November 1, 2 and 3, 2021. Look in the sunrise direction, as dawn is breaking.

Moon, Jupiter, Saturn on October 13 to 15

Moon, Jupiter, Saturn! They're a wonderful sight on the nights of October 13 to 15, 2021 as viewed from most parts of Earth. Watch for them.