Here are the Moon phases in the Northern hemisphere for November 2011 and other interesting things of note in the sky.
2nd November: First Quarter
10th November: Full Moon
18th November: Last Quarter
25th November: New Moon
With the clocks going back an hour this month (in the UK) darkness comes earlier, much to the delight of stargazers and the winter months provide a fantastic opportunity to get outside and do some stargazing given a crisp, clear evening.
Jupiter, the ‘king’ planet continues to be visible in the evening sky throughout the month of November rising in the East at sunset and staying visible in the sky till the sun rises again.
Mars too, now graces the sky before midnight, though staying up later will offer a better chance to see it as it climbs higher in the sky.
Views from Glasgow around midnight on 25th November 2011.
With the winter months underway, prepare to see some terrific views of Orion the Hunter. The constellation is a breathtaking part of the sky to view whether with, or without binoculars or a telescope.
If you’re heading out to gaze upwards, be sure to stay warm 🙂