There are 10 sky events this month of November, so I am going to post them the day before or as this one the day of the sky event. Hopefully it is clear here in Iowa so we can see this one.
The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven decades.
So dust off those binoculars and mark your November calendar National Geographic By Andrew Fazekas taken from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/skywatching-sky-guide-november-moon-meteor-shower-astronomy/
Moon and Saturn—November 2
Here is what to look for tonight. About an hour after local sunset, catch the razor-thin crescent moon hanging over Saturn. The cosmic pair will appear less than three degrees apart, or less than the width of your three middle fingers held at arm’s length. Adding to the sky spectacle, superbright Venus will join the pair to the left. Go to their website if you want to see a great sky map of where to look. PUBLISHED November 1, 2016
After sunset this day November 5th, and the next, look for the crescent moon to park itself next to the red planet. Earth’s lone natural satellite will start off to the right of Mars, and it will rise above the planet the following day. National Geographic By Andrew Fazekas taken from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/skywatching-sky-guide-november-moon-meteor-shower-astronomy/ Look at this website for great maps of these events. Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa