November Astronomy

November Astronomy

November 2, 2020| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

Jupiter and Saturn settle lower into the southwest, inching lower toward the horizon through the month.  Mars fades a little, but continues its excellent display, climbing higher into the southeast.  Just to the right of Jupiter and Saturn, Milky Way extends up to the Summer Triangle, then overhead, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast.  Lower in the east, the red star Aldebaran marks the eye of Taurus, the Bull, while the fainter cluster of stars, the Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades, looks on from above.  Orion rises below them later in the evening.  Venus continues to dazzle in the morning skies, joined by Mercury, much lower in the east-southeast, but delivering its best morning display of the year.

Check out the Eye on the Night Sky to follow the cosmos throughout the month!


The thin waning Moon joins Venus, Mercury, and the star Spica low in the southeast.

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