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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.