This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 6 – 14

February 7, 2015 5:05 AM

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Comet Lovejoy is back in moonless evening view for binoculars and telescopes, high in the northern sky. See Comet Lovejoy Shines On.

Jupiter is at opposition tonight: opposite the Sun as seen from Earth. So it rises around sunset, shines highest in the south around midnight, and sets at sunrise. Jupiter now appears 45 arcseconds wide, its biggest for this year. It remains essentially this large in your telescope all February. See...

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