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Wednesday, November 02, 2016


Southern Skywatch November, 2016 edition is now out!

Evening sky on November 3 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 40 minutes after sunset.  Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at equivalent local times. (click to embiggen).

The November edition of Southern Skywatch is  up.

This month starts with three bright planets in the evening sky still doing an entrancing planet dance. Venus climbs higher in the evening sky it starts the month close to Antares and Saturn, on the 3rd it is close to the crescent Moon then has some close encounters with bright stars (Kaus Boralis on the 18th)  and M22 (on the 19th) in the "teapot" of Sagittarius.

Mars is close to the Moon, on the 6th. Mars is much diminished and meets the dim globular cluster M75 on the 8th.

Saturn has a close encounter with the Moon on the 2nd and 3rd, then Mercury on the 22nd.

Mercury, returns to the evening sky late in the month and is close to Saturn on the 22nd..

 Jupiter is low in the dawn sky, but is rising over the month, on the 25th it is not far from the crescent Moon. 


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