What's up in the night sky from Nov 18 thru Nov 24

Nov 18

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11/18/2013 9:32 PM  RssIcon

Here's what's happening in the night sky for the week of November 18 thru November 24

Want to see what's up in the sky this week? This daily reminder chart will let you know lots of individual, time-sensitive events occurring. Also, don't miss this week's Eyes on the Sky video about the Moon and THREE Comets you can see: ISON, Encke and Lovejoy.

Not sure how to convert the Universal Times to your local time zone? For U.S. observers, click here. For other visitors, check this site.

Monday, Nov 18

  • Mercury at greatest western elongation
  • Algol at minimum (06:10 UTC)
  • Comet ISON near Spica

Tuesday, Nov 19:

Wednesday, Nov 20:

Thursday, Nov 21:

  • Algol at minimum (02:50 UTC)

Friday, Nov 22:

  • Comet ISON approximately even horizontally with Mercury, about 5 degrees from the planet
  • Moon is 5 degrees from Jupiter, ~0500 UTC
  • Moon is at apogee (furthest from Earth), 405,443 km at 10:00 UTC

Saturday, Nov 23:

  • Algol at minimum, 20:37 UTC

Sunday Nov 24:

  • Photographic opportunity for Comet ISON?

Not sure how to convert the Universal Times to your local time zone? For U.S. observers, click here. For other visitors, check this site.

Want to know how to find and see these sights and more in the night sky with binoculars or a small telescope? Check out the homepage. For recent videos of other celestial sights to see, click the "Videos" link at the top of this page.

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