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Astro Bob

The dawn crescent meets Venus on Friday, May 27. Two days later, Mars and Jupiter get really close.
I bet you've never seen the constellation Boötes, but it's easier than you think. Piggyback on Arcturus and you're there.
Astronomers release the first photos of the monster, gyrating black hole at the heart of the galaxy.
We have a complete viewing guide for you. Observers should be alert for an unusually dark eclipse because of the recent Tonga volcanic eruption.

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The annual Eta Aquariid meteor shower happens this week. Have a scope? You might be able to spot an exploding star.
The two-day-old crescent lines up with Mercury and the Pleiades Monday night. A bright comet was supposed to join the scene, but it recently disintegrated.
Hunters find meteorites after a brilliant fireball streaked over Mississippi on April 27.
The two brightest planets in the morning sky nearly merge into one this weekend. The aurora's also lurking about, and Mercury glides by the Pleiades.
About an hour before sunrise Wednesday, April 27, the two brightest planets and waning moon scrunch together in the southeastern sky.
Watch the tiny moon Phobos cross the sun in this amazing video.

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The annual meteor shower peaks in the early morning Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23.
Weird things happen to the sunrise sun, plus we revisit the dawn planets and meet our first evening planet in a long while.
Jupiter joins the morning planet crew, and two large, new sunspots mix it up.

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