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The Night Sky this November! 3 Nov 2023 What to look out for in the night sky from Eynsham.

This is not intended to be comprehensive - it is a quick guide to help you find a few things in the night sky without any equipment - just your eyes.

All of these are very bright and easy to find when walking around the village.

The planets

Venus and is morning object in the east. It is very bright rising before sunrise - so be careful if you do use binoculars - do not use these at sunrise as you will damage your eyes.

Saturn can be seen all of the night during November - travels in the southern sky and sets in the west at sunrise.

Jupiter rises at sunset about 5pm in the East.

The Moon is full on the 27th rising about 4pm in the East.

There are a bright International Space Station pass on the 9th November - starting at 6:30pm. It is as bright as Venus and lasts about 7 minutes.

The Taurids is a slow, long-lasting meteor shower occurs every year from late October through November. Also produces 3 to 5 slow moving meteor fireballs, per hour, which are brighter than Venus - get a chair and sit outside and just look up as they cross the sky in different directions

I have made or found the following charts to help you find: -

  • 9th Venus and the Moon
  • 9th Space Station pass
  • 20th Moon and Saturn
  • 25th Moon and Jupiter
  • The Moon Phases
  • The Plough Constellation


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