November 4, 2022: In the course of the night hours, a brilliant Jupiter-moon conjunction happens.  Earlier than dawn, Mars is above the Bull’s horns – Elnath and Zeta Tauri.

Chart Caption – 2022, November 4: Vivid Mars is excessive within the west earlier than dawn, above the Bull’s horns.

by Jeffrey L. Hunt

Chicago, Illinois:  Dawn, 7:27 a.m. CDT; Sundown, 5:41 p.m. CDT.  Test native sources for dawn and sundown instances in your location.

The Nice Purple Spot’s transit instances, when it’s within the middle of the planet within the southern hemisphere: 2:10 UT, 12:06 UT, 22:01 UT.  Convert time to your time zone. Within the US, subtract 4 hours for EDT, 5 hours for CDT, and so forth.  Use a telescope to see the spot.

Right here is in the present day’s planet forecast:

Morning Sky

An hour earlier than dawn, Mars is excessive within the western sky, above the horns of Taurus, Elnath and Zeta Tauri.  The planet is starting to select up a westward tempo after it started to retrograde 5 nights in the past.

This morning the Purple Planet is 2.9° to the higher proper of Zeta Tauri, the southern horn. In three nights, Mars passes Zeta.  The planet strikes between the horns on the 13th and passes Elnath, the northern horn, on the 18th.

Mercury is transferring towards its superior conjunction on the 8th.  It rises in brilliant twilight solely 13 minutes earlier than the solar.

Night Sky

Chart Caption – 2022, November 4: After sunset, the intense moon is beneath Jupiter within the east-southeast, whereas Saturn is increased within the south-southeast.

Venus is slowly transferring into the western night sky.  The tempo could be very sluggish presently.  It units solely 11 minutes after the solar.

The intense moon is close to Jupiter tonight.  An hour after sunset, the gibbous orb, 87% illuminated, is over 3° to the decrease left of the intense planet.  It is a putting sight. The moon reaches its Full section on the 8th.

Jupiter continues to retrograde in entrance of a dim Pisces starfield.  This continues till the 24th.

Saturn, transferring slowly eastward in entrance of Capricornus, is about one-third of the way in which up within the south-southeast.

Over three hours after sunset, Jupiter and the moon are within the southern sky.  Saturn is low within the southwest and Mars is about the identical altitude – top above the horizon – within the east-northeast.  Three brilliant outer planets and the moon are alongside an arc of the photo voltaic system’s aircraft.

Saturn units about seven hours after sunset, earlier than native midnight.  Jupiter and the moon set over 4 hours earlier than dawn.  This leaves Mars because the lone brilliant planet within the morning earlier than dawn.

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