Weekly Observing List: Nov 22 - Dec 1

FM Astronomy Club • 24 November 2019
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The Weekly Observing List

Thanksgiving week has fewer major events than the past two weeks have but there is always something to look at as long as the weather cooperates. Unfortunately, the forecast does not appear promising for this week. 

Astronomy Forecast

Nov. 23-25 - Venus and Jupiter

Venus and Jupiter are very close together. On Saturday and Sunday they are just over 1° apart from each other.

Venus & Jupiter on Friday Nov. 22
Venus & Jupiter on Friday Nov. 22
Venus & Jupiter on Saturday Nov. 23
Venus & Jupiter on Saturday Nov. 23
Venus & Jupiter on Sunday Nov. 25
Venus & Jupiter on Sunday Nov. 25

 

Nov. 25 - Spare Leonids Still Out There

While the main part of the Leonid meteor shower has passed there are still opportunities to view meteors. Tonight before tomorrow’s New Moon is a good chance.

Nov. 26 - New Moon

The New Moon will arrive at 9:05 AM CST.

Nov. 28 - Mercury, Mars, and Spica Grouping

Look for Mercury, Mars, and Spica being grouped together in the eastern sky, just before sunrise.

Mercury, Mars, & Spica on the morning of Nov. 28
Mercury, Mars, & Spica on the morning of Nov. 28

 

Nov. 27-30 - Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the Crescent Moon

Look for Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon closely grouped together just after sunset.

Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the Crescent Moon
Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the Crescent Moon at Sunset

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

Videos

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