Saskatchewan Skies: Within the second week of November, one can see all the outer planets and the moon lined up from Saturn.

The moon is at first quarter when November begins, “quarter” being one-fourth of the lunar month (“moonth”–that’s the place the phrase comes from), starting at new moon. Every quarter is roughly 7.4 days, occasions 4 equals ~29.5 days from one full moon to the following full moon. Saturn is hovering over the moon that very same night time, 4 levels north. Nov. 3, minor planet Juno is occulted by the moon for Southern Hemisphere viewers, a one-degree separation for northern viewers. The next day sees Neptune and Jupiter three and 4 levels north, respectively. Full moon is Nov. 8, which can also be a complete lunar eclipse, properly positioned for North American viewers, however within the early morning. By Nov. 11, Mars is 2 levels south of our satellite tv for pc, and Nov. 13, the brilliant star Pollux is 1.7 levels north. The moon is new Nov. 23, and rounding out the month, Saturn is as soon as once more 4 levels north of a first-quarter moon Nov. 29.

Mercury is in entrance of the solar, so not seen.

Venus is behind the solar, so not seen.

Mars is within the constellation, Taurus, the bull, retrograding for the following couple of months. Because it nears Earth, the Pink Planet brightens considerably from magnitude -1.2 to magazine. -1.8, getting nearer and nearer, till reaching closest method for 2022 in early December. The moon glides by to the north on the night time of the Nov. 11.

Jupiter lights up the night time because the second brightest planet after Venus. The gasoline large dominates the night time sky, rising within the east at sunset and staying seen all by the night time. The moon shares the vista on the night time of Nov. 4. Jupiter has been retrograding, and reaches its westerly stationary level Nov. 24, thereafter transferring eastward in prograde movement.

Saturn started prograde movement in October, so is slowly transferring eastward towards the starry backdrop. There are two encounters with the moon this month, as famous above, Nov. 1 and 29.

Uranus is occulted Nov. 8 as described within the moon part above, however, extra importantly, reaches opposition Nov. 9. So, with the solar instantly behind us at midnight, Uranus will likely be instantly south, excessive within the sky, following the autumn ecliptic.

Neptune is excessive within the sky at sundown, only a bit west of Jupiter. Within the second week of November, one can see all the outer planets and the moon lined up from Saturn, setting within the west round midnight, by Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus (and the moon), to Mars, excessive overhead. Including to the enjoyment are the celebrities of the Pleiades, Taurus, and Orion.

The south Taurid meteor bathe peaks Nov. 5.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The north Taurid meteor bathe peaks Nov. 12.

On the final day of the month, Juno is occulted for viewers in most of North America.

James Edgar has had an curiosity within the night time sky all his life. He joined the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2000, was nationwide president for 2 phrases, is now the editor of the Observer’s Handbook, and manufacturing supervisor of the bi-monthly RASC Journal. The IAU named asteroid 1995 XC5 “(22421) Jamesedgar” in his honour and in 2021 he was awarded a Fellowship of the RASC.

 

 



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