What Is the Bright Star in the Eastern Sky?

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Mira is the brightest star in the eastern sky. Mira is usually quite clear up in the east-southeastern sky by 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. daylight saving time. Mira is a red giant star estimated 200-400 light years away in the constellation Cetus. Mira is a binary star, consisting of the red giant Mira A along with Mira B. Mira A is also an oscillating variable star and was the first non-supernova variable star discovered, with the possible exception of Algol.
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The really bright one? Probably Jupiter, depending on your location. I live near Sacramento, CA, and Jupiter is in the southeast for me. If you're well south of me, then it might
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A brilliant star halfway up in the eastern sky as night falls this
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You are most likely referring to the Andromeda Galaxy in the Northeastern sky.
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Mira is the brightest star in the eastern sky. Mira is usually quite clear up in the east-southeaster sky by 8p.m. or 9 p.m. daylight saving time.
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