Phenomena in the November sky.  Leonides, Taurides, and the Veiled Venus!

November, despite the cold nights, is a great month for observing the stars and planets. There are no more annoying stinging insects and the sky is darker. This is a good time to make planetary observations. From November 1 to 2, Jupiter will reach its closest point to EarthWhile on November 3, the planet opposite the sun in our sky will be beautifully lit. The conclusion is that Jupiter will be there The biggest and brightest.

It is worth paying attention to Saturn using binoculars or a telescope, because anyone can observe it with a minimum magnification of 30x. Famous episodes. However, the icing on the cake will be the daily occultation of Venus near the Moon on November 9.

It will take place on November 9 The first occultation of Venus with the Moon in three years Visible from Poland. Although it will be a daytime phenomenon, which will greatly affect visibility, it is worth taking some time to observe this rare phenomenon. The precursor to the dimming will be the conjunction of these two celestial bodies that can be seen just before dawn.

The moon will only be 17 percent illuminated at this point, but it will be there Filled with ash light. Covering will take about an hour 10:52 +/- 10 minutes Depending on the location of observation. This phenomenon will be visible at an altitude of 30 degrees above the southwestern horizon. The entire process of the Moon moving towards Venus will take time About 43 secondsThe brighter planet will then disappear behind the silver ball and remain hidden for more than an hour before appearing on the opposite edge.

The Northern Taurids are a meteor shower that has begun to become active October 20 and continues until December 10. Maximum swarm activity falls on November 12. The formation of this swarm is associated with Asteroid 2004 TG10.

Not the most active swarm in the fall night sky; 5 meteors per hourHowever, this is a great introduction to preparing for a slightly more exciting “meteor shower”, the Leonid Maximum.

Leonids are an annual meteor shower that begins on November 10 and ends on November 23. Maximum due On the 17th-18th of the month. It is the fastest meteor shower known, which is why it creates amazing “meteor showers.”

The speed of meteorites in the Earth’s atmosphere reaches 72 kilometers per second. This swarm is linked 55P/Tumble-TotalA periodic comet that belongs to the group of Halley-type comets. It approaches the Sun every 33 years, and the material ejected during its approach guarantees an unforgettable sight every year in the fall. We will be able to watch from 10 to 15 meteors per hour.

Full Beaver Moon or Frost Moon It falls on November 27th. This is called the full moon “Bobroa”, whether Beaver moonBecause during this period, beavers begin collecting food supplies and preparing for the coming winter. This name is especially used among North American residents.

The full moon in November is what we call it Frozen moonBecause in the month of November we witness the first serious frost, and this full moon heralds the arrival of winter.

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