1 Nov Daylight saving time ends at 0200, when we turn back the clocks, repeating the hour 0100 to 0200. Before dawn, the moon is below the Gemini Twins with Orion to the lower right.
2 Nov Jupiter, Venus and Mars are high in the east before dawn. Venus and Mars are ½ finger-width apart.
4 Nov Look low in the east 3 hours after sunset for bright Aldebaran just above the horizon with the Pleiades Cluster 1 fist-width above it. The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, contains hundreds of stars, but only a handful are visible without binoculars.
6 Nov Jupiter is 1 finger-width to the moon’s upper left high in the east before dawn.
7 Nov The moon is less than 1 finger-width to Venus’ lower right, and Mars is 1 finger-width to Venus’ upper right.
12 Nov Look north 2 or 3 hours after sunset to see the Big Dipper, Ursa Major, just above the horizon. Follow the pointer stars at the dipper’s end 3 fist-widths up to Polaris, the last star in the Little Dipper’s handle. Now look 1½ fist-widths to the lower left to see Kochab, one of the Little Dipper’s corners. The dimmer star 1½ finger-widths to the left or upper left is Pherkad, another corner star. Using binoculars, look for Ursa Minor’s other stars.
17 Nov The Leonid Meteor shower should peak tonight and tomorrow morning.
21 Nov Tonight try to spot second-magnitude stars near the moon: Deneb Kaitos, 2 fist-widths below; Alpheratz, 2½ fist-widths above; and Mira, 3 fist-widths to the lower left.
24 Nov Rising a half hour before sunset, the Pleiades Cluster is 1 fist-width to the moon’s left.
25 Nov High in the south at midnight, Aldebaran is 1 finger-width to the moon’s lower left.
26 Nov People in parts of the United States will see the moon occult (cover) Aldebaran in the early morning hours.
27 Nov The moon and Betelgeuse, 1 fist-width to the right, rise 2 hours after sunset. The Gemini Twins join them a few minutes later to the moon’s lower left.
29 Nov The moon rises 4 hours after sunset with Procyon 1 fist-width to the right.
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