Weekly Observing List: Nov 16-24

FM Astronomy Club • 15 November 2019

The Weekly Observing List

There are some opportunities upcoming this week for seeing meteor showers, assuming the weather cooperates. 

Nov. 16-17 - Leonid Meteor Shower

This weekend we have the Leonid meteor shower >> Learn more

Nov. 18 - NSN Webinar

On Monday the Night Sky Network is hosting a live webinar on The Voyager Spacecraft: Exiting the Solar System >> Learn more

Nov. 18 - Last-Quarter Moon

This is the last-quarter moon. The next New Moon is Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 9:05 AM. 

Nov. 21 - Alpha Monocerotid Meteor Shower

This normally minor meteor shower may bring a surprise this year with some predictions that it could produce between 100 to 400 meteors per hour on Thursday evening. The peak is expected around around 10:50 PM CST.  >> Learn more

Nov. 23-24 - Venus and Jupiter

On Saturday and Sunday evenings the planets Venus and Jupiter will appear only 11/2 degrees apart.

Other Resources:

Sky & Telescope: This Week's Sky at a Glance:

If you can read only one other site for upcoming things to see in the sky, this is the page.
>> Learn more

Also check out S&T's monthly Sky Tour Astronomy podcast

Astronomy: The Sky This Week:

Another good summary of things to look at this week.  >> Learn more

Cosmic Pursuit's: The Night Sky This Month:

Another must-read astronomy blog that provides a nice checklist of things to watch each month. >> Learn more

StarDate: In the Sky This Month:

A nice shortlist of things to see this November. StarDate also offers short podcasts on astronomy and things to view. >> Learn more


Check out the below videos as well for information on astronomy events this month.

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