Sky Watch: November 2014

October 31, 2014
Sky Watch

Welcome to this month's Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer's Almanac. We'll tell you the best times to view celestial highlights, including conjunctions, meteor showers, and planets. 

Sky Watch November 2014

by Bob Berman, as featured in The 2105 Old Farmer's Almanac
(Note: Times listed below are ET.)

Mercury has its best morning star apparition during the first 10 days of the month, 10 degrees above the eastern horizon 40 minutes before sunrise.

With Venus and Saturn gone and Mars dim and low in Sagittarius, the action shifts to reappearing, brightening Jupiter, now in Leo, where the planet rises at around 11:00 P.M. in midmonth and is visible for more than half the night. The Moon is to its right on the 13th.

Also at midmonth, Orion rises by 9:00 P.M., with Sirius, the Dog Star, up an hour later, introducing the brilliant stars of the cold season.

A crowd surrounds the Sun on the 22nd: the Moon, Saturn, Mercury, and Venus all tightly clustered, but unseen in the solar glare.

Sky Map November 2014

Use our Sky Maps (Star Charts) to locate the stars, planets, and other objects in the sky. 

We offer printable sky maps, too, to help you know what you're seeing when you look up!

Click here for our November Sky Map page!


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Do you have any information

Do you have any information regarding NASA's scheduled craft landing on a meteor tonight?

I do believe we are no where

I do believe we are no where near October 2015 yet......just saying. I presuming you meant November 2014 correct????

Thanks for catching this,

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Thanks for catching this, JohnSvensson. Yes, it's the month that moved forward, not the year! We made the correction.