What’s Up in the Sky
AAA Observers’ November Guide
By Tony Faddoul
November’s Evening Planets: Bright Jupiter will be in Ares the Ram all night during November. Saturn will be in be in Aquarius the Water-bearer until midnight and setting earlier every night until 10 PM by the end of the month. Find Uranus in Taurus the Bull and Neptune in Pisces the Fish. 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 the Bull, 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: Find Bright Venus in Virgo the Maiden as of 3 AM. Jupiter will be in Ares the Ram until 6 AM and setting earlier each night until 4 AM by the end of November. Uranus will be in Taurus the Bull 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).
Nov 3 Jupiter at opposition, midnight, brightest in 2023
Nov 5 Last quarter moon at 3:40 AM
Nov 6 Moon at apogee (251,400 miles away)
Nov 9 Moon is 1° north of Venus, predawn
Nov 13 New Moon at 4:25 AM
Nov 17 Leonid Meteor Shower peaks – predawn
Nov 20 First Quarter Moon at 5:50 AM
Nov 21 Moon at perigee (229,800 miles away)
Nov 22 Saturn, Moon, Jupiter line up, sunset
Nov 25 Moon is 3° north of Jupiter, dawn
Nov 27 Full Moon at 4:15 AM