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Astronomical icons decorate the eastern sky

Night comes early now, and it will come even earlier after daylight saving time ends Sunday. But the most interesting part of November’s starry sky does not wheel up into view until somewhat later.

Go out about two hours after nightfall (meaning 8:30 Saturday, 7:30 Sunday and after), and you will spot big, bright ­Jupiter glaring low in the east. It is 35 light-minutes from Earth, almost as close as it gets all year.

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