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Northern Sky: Winter Stars & Saturn in West Quadrature

Winter constellations (Matt Swint/Flickr)
Winter constellations (Matt Swint/Flickr)

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

In the last week of January and first week of February, a waning moon means a better view of the winter stars (Capella, Aldebaran, Sirius, Procyon, Pollux and Castor, Betelgeuse and more). Jupiter is fading, but Saturn is coming into its own, and it will be at west quadrature on January 30. Learn more in this edition of Northern Sky.

Read this month's Starwatch column.