Tonight's Sky November 2013 - Constellations, Deep-Sky Objects, Planets and Events HD

A busy month boasts both a solar eclipse and a meteor shower. Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight's Sky, Highlights of the November SkyEvening PlanetsSoon after sunset, Venus emerges to shine like a beacon over the southwestern horizon. A telescope provides a slightly better in the evening, look for magnificent Jupiter in the east. Watch as it climbs higher into the autumn night and Deep-Sky ObjectsSome fish, a ram, and a triangle can all be found in the November night , in ancient mythology, are twin fish tied together. They represent two Greek gods fleeing for the circlets of stars high in the southern to the east of Pisces lies Aries, the golden ram of the Greek gods. It is a dim and Aries are in the zodiac, the band of sky through which the Sun appears to , a simple geometric constellation, has been identified since ancient times. Look for it next to the Ram and the lovely Triangulum Galaxy resides here. It belongs to the same cluster of galaxies that includes our own Milky Way. Also known as M33, the galaxy is about 3 million light-years distant. It can be seen in a dark sky with PlanetsRuddy Mars shines in the eastern sky in the hours before dawn. Sharp-eyed observers can spy the planet's bright and dark features through a Mercury makes an appearance before sunrise this month. With a clear view of the eastern horizon, look for it low in the sky. It will be highest and easiest to spot during the final days of the month, Saturn will cozy up to Mercury just above the eastern a telescope to try to catch a better view of the boasts the Leonid meteor shower. This shower is the result of Earth's annual passage through the dust trails left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which returns to the inner solar system every 33 for meteors on the evening of November 17th and early morning of November 18th, when the peak occurs. Expect to see as many as 40 meteors per hour in dark relatively rare hybrid solar eclipse will darken areas of the mid-Atlantic ocean and central Africa. A hybrid eclipse can be either a total or an annular eclipse, depending on the observer's location.(Ending)The night sky is always a celestial showcase. Explore its wonders from your own by the Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public OutreachStarfield images created with StellariumMythological constellation forms from Firmamentum Sobiescianum siveUranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval ObservatoryVenus image courtesy of Mario WeigandJupiter image courtesy of Todd GrossTriangulum Galaxy (M33) image courtesy of 2MASS/UMass/IPACCaltech/ NASA/NSFMars image courtesy of Matt WedelMercury image courtesy of Mario WeigandSaturn image courtesy of John Endreson

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