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Corvus the Crow wings his way across our spring sky, trying to steal a sip of water from nearby Crater, the Cup. Look for them in the southern sky about 10 p.m., about a third of the way up toward the zenith, and not far from the dazzling red planet, Mars.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot Corvus and Crater in our spring sky

The four main stars of Corvus form an unmistakable kite-shaped pattern located one-third of the way up in our southern sky about 10 p.m. in late April. The distinctive pattern makes Corvus easy to spot.


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