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"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
- Arthur C. Clarke

The Perseus Double Cluster (Rich Richins)

  
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Mercury

Mercury

Mercury is lost in the Sun's glare for much of November. Toward the end of the month, it may be visible low in the west at dusk.


Venus

Venus

During November, Venus will continue to draw closer to the Sun in the morning sky. It should remain visible as the morning star during the month, but just barely.


Mars

Mars (D. Dockery)

Mars (in Virgo) is very slowly rising higher above the pre-dawn glare of the Sun. Look for it in the East around 5 or 5:30 am.

 
Sky Info for November, 2017

Sky Map for January, 2016

The image above shows the position of planets, stars and constellations on November 15 at about 6:30 pm MST from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

 
Jupiter

Jupiter (D. Dockery)

Jupiter is lost in the Sun's glare early in November. By mid-month, it should begin to peak out of the glare in the morning twilight.


Saturn

Saturn (S. Smith)

Saturn is low in the west at dusk. It's still a decent target early in November, but will begin to move in the Sun's glare by month's end.


Uranus/Neptune

Uranus and Neptune

Uranus (in Pisces) is well positioned for observing/imaging during November. It rises a couple of hours before sunset. Neptune (in Aquarius) is also well placed during November rising about two hours before Uranus

  
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