Skywatching highlights for November 2021 •

Skywatching highlights for November 2021


Skywatching highlights for November 2021 Today’s Video of the Day from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes all of the exciting celestial events that will light up the night sky in November of 2021. 

On November 7th, a four-day-old crescent Moon will be visible just about two degrees away from Venus. From now through early December, Jupiter and Saturn will move a little closer to Venus each night.

A partial lunar eclipse will take place overnight on November 18th and 19th, and will be visible from any location where the Moon appears above the horizon during the eclipse. September 2021 skywatching highlights: Check out the Moon with Venus and Spica, and if you’re far enough south, you might spot Mercury. Plus, speedy stars Altair and Arcturus are visible all month long.

Skywatching Tips from NASA What’s Up for November? Sunset planets, a partial lunar eclipse, and the return of the winter stars.  Skywatching highlights for November 2021 as shown above in video showing how After dusk in early April annually, the night sky’s brightest star, Sirius, or Alpha Canis Majoris, sparkles in the lower part of the southwestern sky. Sirius is a hot, white, A-class star located only 8.6 light-years from Earth.

Video Credit: NASA JPL

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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