This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 22 – 30


■ Right after dark, face east and look very high. The bright star there is Capella, the Goat Star. To the right of it, by a couple of finger-widths at arm’s length, is a small, narrow triangle of 3rd and 4th magnitude stars known as “the Kids.” Though they’re not exactly eye-grabbing, they form a never-forgotten asterism with Capella.

■ Look lower left of the waxing gibbous Moon for Aldebaran, as shown below. Closer to the Moon’s upper left, can you see the Pleiades through the moonlight?

The waxing gibbous Moon stalks across Taurus from the 22nd