November 2018 Night Sky Guide.
November Night Sky 2018 – November is a fantastic month for stargazing. The autumn equinox has passed so we now have long and dark night skies. The first month of winter and as a result, cold crisp and clear evenings. When it isn’t cloudy of course!
There are some fantastic sights to see in Novembers night sky. So read on and lets see what you can see…
In contrast to the Planet filled night sky of Spring and Summer, November 2018 is a little less busy.
Venus is now a morning object and is the brightest thing in the sky (with the exception of the Moon) before sunrise. Venus rises around 6:00am in the UK early in November and will rise progressively earlier throughout the month, rising around 4:00am at months end.
Jupiter is lost in the light of sunset early on in the month along with Planet Mercury. Mercury reaches “greatest eastern elongation” – its furthest point east of the sun from our perspective on November 9th.
Ringed Saturn is low in the south west early evening. Saturn remains visible as a bright ocre coloured object until it becomes too low later in ...