November Astronomy

Early risers may catch a total lunar eclipse starting at 4:09 AM and fully eclipsed by 5:15 AM.

Early risers may catch a total lunar eclipse starting at 4:09 AM and fully eclipsed by 5:15 AM.

November 1, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

November’s annual return to Standard Time, on the 6th, gives us a grand view of Milky Way, arching from the southwest, up and then overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west. As the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast, the red star Aldebaran shines in the east, marking the eye of Taurus, the Bull. Just above Taurus is the fainter cluster of stars known as the Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades, Orion rising below them late. Jupiter continues to dazzle bright in the south, flanked by the modest Saturn well right, and the brightening Mars rising in the east.

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

The November Sun and Moon

First Quarter Moon on the 1st
Full “Beaver” Moon on the 8th
Last Quarter Moon on the 16th
New Moon on the 23rd
First Quarter Moon on the 30th

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