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November Night Sky: Jupiter, Spica, Moon, Ceres and Orion Grace the Sky

Saturday, November 5, 2016 12:16
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Jupiter, Spica & Moon before Sunrise, Orion (The Hunter) Graces November skies and try to spot the dwarf Planet Ceres as it glides past the stars in the constellation Cetus the whale.

Wake up before sunrise all month to see bright Jupiter above Spica, Virgo’s brightest star, shining in the East-southeast sky.

On November 23-24 just before sunrise, you’ll see the waning crescent Moon above Jupiter. On the following pre-dawn mornings, through the 26th, the Moon will be bellow Jupiter.

This month you can try to spot Ceres, as it glides past the stars in the constellation Cetus the whale.

Over the course of an evening or two, you can see through a telescope the dwarf planet move relative to the backround stars.

ALL MONTH: SPOT ORION THE HUNTER. The constellation Orion is familiar to most skywatchers. Orion Constellation and Orion Nebula. Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky. 

It was named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Its brightest stars are Rigel (Beta Orionis) and Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis), a blue-white and a red supergiant, respectively.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_(constellation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula

ESO, ESA/HUBBLE & NASA/JPL

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