What’s Up in the Sky – November 2021

AAA Observers’ November Guide

November’s Evening Planets: Bright Venus will be in Sagittarius the Archer for one hour after sunset. Saturn and Jupiter will be in Capricornus the Sea-Goat until 11 PM and setting earlier every night until 9 PM by the end of the month. Uranus will be in Cetus the Sea monster and Neptune in Aquarius the Water Bearer all night. Dwarf Pluto will be Sagittarius the Archer until around 8 PM.

November’s Evening Stars: Spot the Summer Triangle of Vega in Lyra the Harp, Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, and Altair in Aquila the Eagle until 11 PM at the beginning of the month and setting earlier every night. The Winter Triangle of Sirius (the brightest star viewed from Earth) in Canis Major the Great Dog, Betelgeuse in Orion the Hunter, and Procyon in Canis Minor the Small Dog will be visible as of 11 PM. See bright Capella in Auriga the Charioteer, Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull, and Fomalhaut. Also, the stars of constellations Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Perseus, Cepheus, Draco, Pegasus, Aries, Taurus, Pisces, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Dippers).

November’s Morning Planets: Find Mercury in Virgo the Maiden as of 6 AM in the first half of November. Red Mars will be up as of 6 AM in Libra the Scale in the last week of the month. Uranus will be in Cetus the Sea monster until 7 AM, setting earlier each night until 5 AM by the end of the month.

November’s Morning Stars: The Winter Triangle of Sirius, Betelgeuse, and Procyon will be up until Sunrise. Spot Capella in Auriga, Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull, Rigel in Orion, and the stars of Aries, Gemini, Orion, Pisces, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Draco, Cepheus, Perseus, Hydra, Leo, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Dippers).

November Skylights:

  • Nov 04 – New Moon at 5:15 PM
  • Nov 05 – Moon at perigee (221,700 miles away)
  • Nov 07 – Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Moon align – sunset
  • Nov 11 – First Quarter Moon at 7:45 AM
  • Nov 17 – Leonid Meteor Shower peaks – predawn
  • Nov 19 – Full Moon at 3:55 AM
  • Nov 20 – Moon at apogee (252,500miles away)
  • Nov 27 – Last quarter moon at 7:25 AM

Times given in EDT.