The Leonids (Leonid meteor shower) are an annual meteor shower occurring in November. They are called Leonids because their radiant lies in the constellation Leo. The Leonid meteors are associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle. They appear to originate from a point in the sky near the bright star Algieba, Gamma Leonis.
Here are some of the highlights of the night sky in November: 6:30 PM southwestern sky – Mars above the southwestern horizon in the evening 2:30 AM eastern sky – Jupiter rises after midnight and stays above the horizon throughout the night 6 AM eastern sky – Mercury just above the horizon during the first … [Read more…]
Here are the highlights of the night sky in November: 6 PM southwestern sky – Venus rises on the horizon 10:30 PM eastern sky – Jupiter rises later in the evening and gradually climbs higher in the night sky 9 PM southern sky – constellation Pisces, notable for two circlets of bright stars 9 PM … [Read more…]
The things to watch in November: Jupiter in the eastern sky after sunset Mars rising in the eastern sky around 3 am, near the star Regulus in Leo constellation Saturn in the east just before dawn, around 6 am, near the bright star Spica in Virgo constellation Pisces constellation in the southern sky in the … [Read more…]