"A No-Bull-About-It Star, and: A Thanksgiving Weekend Reminder"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Nov 23-29

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Throughout the Thanksgiving weekend (U.S. holiday near the end of November), the Moon will appear to pass the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn as it grows from First Quarter toward Full, which occurs next Thursday, December 3rd.

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Every year around Thanksgiving, the Pleiades–or Seven Sisters–Taurus the Bull and its brilliant star Aldebaran, and Orion can be seen rising in the East.

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Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, is about 34 times the diameter of our Sun, and 65 light-years away!


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