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Venus, Mars and Jupiter are massed into a compact grouping during evening twilight. Venus is the brightest, Jupiter second brightest and Mars much fainter. Venus is approaching Jupiter and will pass it on the 18th. The crescent moon joins the three planets on Thanksgiving evening. Look low in the southwest at about 5:15 p.m., and use binoculars.

Source: John Mosley, Griffith Observatory

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Nov. 17, 1995 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Friday November 17, 1995 Home Edition Metro Part B Page 3 Metro Desk 1 inches; 19 words Type of Material: Correction
Star map--The Star Tours graphic that appeared in The Times with Thursday’s Science File represents the sky as it will appear Monday.