What’s Up in the Sky – November 2022

AAA Observers’ November Guide

November’s Evening Planets:  Bright Jupiter will be in Pisces the Fish all night during November. Find bright red Mars in Taurus the Bull all night. Saturn will be in Capricornus the Sea-goat until midnight and set earlier every night until 10 PM by the end of the month. Uranus will be in Aries the Ram and Neptune is in Aquarius the Water bearer all night. Dwarf Pluto will be Sagittarius the Archer until around 7 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 midnight 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 midnight. See bright Capella in Auriga the Charioteer, Aldebaran in Taurus, and Fomalhaut. Also, see 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: Mars will be in Taurus until sunrise. Bright Jupiter will be in Pisces until 4 AM in the first week of the month. Uranus will be in Aries until 8 AM at the beginning of November and 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   1  First Quarter Moon at 2:35 AM
  • Nov   1  Moon is 4° south of Saturn, sunset
  • Nov   7  Mars, Moon Jupiter,  Saturn, align – south
  • Nov   8  Full Moon at 6:00 AM, Total Lunar eclipse
  • Nov 14  Moon at apogee (251,600  miles away)
  • Nov 16  Last quarter moon at 8:25 AM
  • Nov 17  Leonid Meteor Shower peaks – predawn
  • Nov 23  New Moon at 5:55 PM
  • Nov 23  Moon at perigee (225,400 miles away)
  • Nov 30  First Quarter Moon at 9:35 AM

Times given in EDT.