SKYLINE for November 2013
Compiled by the Noble Planetarium Staff
Upcoming Sky Events
Comet ISON is coming!!! Coming closer to the Sun that is.
It is already visible nearby Mars in the east in the morning sky around 2 am.
According to two amateur watch sites, they expect Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) will be an amazingly bright comet by Thanksgiving, if not the comet of the century.
Follow these sites with me as we keep our eyes on this frozen wanderer.
Our next Star Party is:
Date: November 9, 2013
Time: Sunset till 11 p.m.
Location: Fort Worth Museum of Science and Hist. South Parking Lot.
Fort Worth Astronomical Society
This local group will help you find the answers to all your astronomy related questions.
Come meet them on November 19, 2013
UNT Health Sci. Center Rm 110
What's happening in the Planetarium?
Beginning Thanksgiving weekend:
Back to the Moon. For Good!
In case you haven’t heard, the Moon is trending again… and in a big way. Like in the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of lunar explorers. Only this time, they’re going back to the moon for good.
Venus – Venus will be high above on the western horizon in the evening at sunset. The crescent Moon will sit above Venus on November 6.
Mercury – Will be in the east in the morning sky beginning November 18 through early December.
Mars – Rises after 2 AM in the constellation of Leo this month, with Comet ISON not far away to the east. Trying to image comet ISON on November 27 will be difficult due to the crescent moon not far away. Mars will slide into the constellation of Virgo by December.
Jupiter – Rises a little after midnight in the constellation of Gemini. The Moon will sit by Jupiter on November 21.
Saturn – Will not be far from Mercury this month as it finally becomes visible late in November.
New Moon: November 3
First Quarter: November 10
Full Moon: November 17
Last Quarter: November 25
November 9, 2013
If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky just go to: http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html Uncle Al provides free and easy to use star wheels that you can download and print at home.
For more information about the night sky, contact the Noble Planetarium at 817-255-9409 or firstname.lastname@example.org