November Astronomy

November Astronomy

November 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

November’s annual return to Standard Time, (on the 3rd), gives us a parting view of Saturn during the earlier evenings, inching lower in the southwest.  The Milky Way arches high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast.  Lower in the east, the red star Aldebaran marks the eye of Taurus, the Bull.  Just above Taurus is the fainter cluster of stars known as the Seven Sisters, with Orion rising below them late.  Mars remains the brightest star-like object in the evening skies, while on the other side of night, Venus climbs dramatically out of the Sun’s glare.  Jupiter and Mercury remain out of view.

Learn more about tonight’s sky with The Eye on the Night Sky!

 

Venus, paired the with star Spica, leaps into the morning Skies in November.

 

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