Nights grow longer, Jupiter reigns

The primary 4 days of November will see sundown round 5:45 p.m., but it surely’ll leap to 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 5 following the top of Daylight Saving Time. In October, the Senate handed a invoice to make Daylight Saving Time everlasting, however, as of this writing, the Home had not taken—and will not take—a vote on the measure. So, for now, regardless of analysis displaying that point modifications are detrimental to well being, we’ll proceed to alter the clocks twice a yr. Most individuals don’t just like the altering of the clocks, however individuals are divided on whether or not we must always have everlasting Commonplace Time or Daylight Saving Time.

Regardless, the solar will proceed to rise and set in our sky because it at all times does, with much less daylight and extra dead nights as we head towards the winter solstice. If now we have to have longer nights than days, the least we are able to do is admire the celebs.

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Jupiter is the premiere night planet this month, because it reaches opposition Nov. 2-3. Opposition is when Jupiter is reverse the solar in our sky. Due to this fact, the fuel big planet is in a line with us and the solar, with Earth within the center. Jupiter will rise because the solar units and set because the solar rises.

Jupiter shall be shining brightly within the dim constellation of Aries. The planet will get a go to from the moon on Nov. 24 and 25.

The following brightest planet within the night sky is Saturn, already within the southern sky because it will get darkish. Saturn is in Capricornus and will get its go to from the moon on Nov. 20.

You would possibly spot Mercury by the top of the month a bit above the horizon after sundown, however will probably be preventing towards the dying mild of the solar.

And because the nights get longer and there’s extra darkness within the morning hours, you’ve a very good likelihood to identify Venus earlier than dawn. The brightest of the planets shall be within the east earlier than daybreak. In November, Venus lies within the constellation Virgo and strikes nearer to its vivid star Spica all month. On the morning of Nov. 9, you may spot a waning crescent moon fairly near Venus.

November’s annual meteor bathe is the Leonids. The Leonid Meteor Bathe is usually at its finest in a single day from Nov. 17 to 18. These meteors seem to emanate from the constellation Leo; that’s how the bathe received its title. Should you see a meteor round mid-November, hint it backward within the sky to search out the realm it appeared to come back from, and also you’ll possible discover the constellation Leo, which partly seems like a backward query mark.

The moon section shall be favorable for the Leonids. Throughout any meteor bathe, you need the moon to be as absent from the sky as attainable in order that its vivid mild doesn’t wash out the fainter meteors. And in 2023, the moon is a waxing crescent throughout the Leonids. This moon section units not lengthy after sundown, leaving the remainder of the evening free from moonlight.

Full moon in November is within the wee hours of Nov. 27. So it’ll look almost full on each the night of Nov. 26 at moonrise and once more on Nov. 27 after sundown. And, on Nov. 27 round 7 a.m., catch the total moon setting within the west because the solar rises within the east.

Kelly Kizer Whitt fell in love with astronomy whereas a pupil at Sauk Prairie Excessive Faculty, earned her diploma at UW-Madison and shares her love with this column.

Kelly Kizer Whitt fell in love with astronomy whereas a pupil at Sauk Prairie Excessive Faculty, earned her diploma at UW-Madison and shares her love with this column.


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