NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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Illustration of the sky far as it appears while looking East in the evening for observers in mid-northern latitudes. The Great Square of Pegasus is prominent and labeled in the center, rising due east.
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August 2021 Edition

Corner the Great Square of Pegasus
Updated July 16, 2021
 
The Summer Triangle may be the most famous seasonal star pattern, but during early August evenings another geometrically-inclined asterism rises: the Great Square of Pegasus! Find out how to spot it, and what objects to look for in and around the constellation Pegasus  - in this edition of NASA's Night Sky Notes!

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