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by Lillian Ortiz

by Lillian Ortiz

In my neck of the woods, the frigid temperatures are seemingly endless. I don’t know anyone who isn’t ready for springtime. But the cold weather also brings fairly clear skies, which is great for star and planet gazing.

As I was staring at some huge icicles hanging on the outside of my home, I realized Jupiter (yes, that bright dot!) was out in full force. Can you see the planet between two of the icicles? Apparently, Jupiter’s brightness is unchallenged in the night sky.

If you’re interested in learning about what you can see in the sky this evening, check out the “Stargazing: Tonight’s Sky” menu above.