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Thursday, October 31, 2019


Southern Skywatch November 2019 edition is now out!

Sky at 20:40 ACDST on Saturday 2 November (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter is above the western horizon. Mercury is above the western horizon and is below Venus.

The crescent Moon is very close to Saturn.  (similar views will be seen similar views will be seen Australia wide 60 minutes minutes after sunset (click to embiggen).

The November edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

Mercury leaves the evening sky this month and returns to the morning sky late in the month.

Venus climbs higher in the evening twilight and meets Jupiter on 23-24 November.

 Mars climbs higher in the morning sky but is only really visible in the end of the month.

Jupiter is low in the western evening sky.

Saturn  is above the western horizon

November 2; crescent Moon close to Saturn. 4 November; Venus is between Delta and Beta Scorpii. Venus comes close to the globular cluster M80 on the 7th. November 12; Asteroid Vesta at opposition. November 23; Moon at perigee. November 23-24, Venus and Jupiter close. November 25, Mars, the thin crescent Moon and Mercury form a triangle in the twilight. November 28, Moon and Jupiter close with Venus above. November 30; Moon and Saturn close.

November 7; Moon at Apogee, November 23; Moon at perigee.


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