Venus and Saturn switch places. A fair substitute for a moon-Venus conjunction. Catch Mercury in the morning if you can. Leonid meteors. And the moon has its farthest away close encounter with Earth of the entire year. Continue reading →
¡SkyCaramba! Weekly astronomy blog for the week ending November 1, 2014
Your best chance to see Saturn this month is during the first few evenings. The ringed planet is heading into the sunset. It will emerge from conjunction in the morning by the end of the month, but probably not far enough to see it.
Mars is traversing the teapot of Sagittarius just after sunset the first week of this month. The red planet passes by Kaus Borealis on the 4th. It’s in the teapot spout north of Nunki on the 13th. By the end of the month, Mars is leaving Sagittarius. A crescent moon passes by on the 26th and 27th.
Pisces is rising in the evening sky this month. The Hyades rises earlier in the evening by month’s end. Orion is a mid-evening riser with Gemini not far behind it.
Jupiter is below Cancer rising a little later. A last quarter moon passes the big planet on the ...