NJ Night Sky: Pegasus flies high

October 11, 2014 10:06 AM

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The constellation Pegasus is flying high in the eastern sky. The winged horse is visible all night. You can see it in the east as soon as it gets dark. It is high in the southern sky at 11 p.m. and begins setting in the west about 4 a.m.

To find the constellation, look for four stars in the shape of a square or diamond. This is known as the Great Square of Pegasus. Many stargazers like to imagine these stars as a baseball field rather than a flying horse.

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