With Venus at greatest elongation east, it slides as far from the sun as possible, creating a viewing target after sunset. Venus appears better the farther south you live.
Auriga the Charioteer is a north circumpolar constellation best viewed on autumn and winter evenings. Its star Capella is the sixth brightest star in the sky.
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Astronomers say that there may be moons being created in a moon-forming disk of dust around a giant super-Jupiter planet (or brown dwarf) 500 light-years away.