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Volume 21 -- Issue 11
November 2015

   Welcome to this issue of Qué tal. Here you will find useful observing information about the visible planets, our Moon and other moons, the Sun, as well as various 'things' celestial.
   Among these web pages you will find monthly star maps for either the northern or southern hemisphere that are suitable for printout. Animated images are utilized to illustrate celestial motions such as orbital motions of the planets, and other solar orbiting objects, or apparent and real motions along the ecliptic and the local horizon. Regular features include plotting the monthly positions of the visible planets using heliocentric coordinates; following moon phases; conjunctions; the sun's apparent motion and the Earth's real motion along the ecliptic.

   For additional useful Earth and Space news, information, and graphics follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces, or as Tweets, or as an RSS feed.

   Click here to watch some of my video work posted on You Tube.

At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
   This month there will only be three planets, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, visible and all will be in the morning skies. Saturn moves from the evening skies to solar conjunction and willl not be visible until sometime next month. Mercury moves from the morning skies into superior conjunction and then into the evening skies later this month. Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) may brighten enough to become visible with binoculars in dark enough city skies this month. Watch on the 17th for the Leonid Meteor Shower peak night. No interference from the Moon.
For more observing information visit Bobs-Spaces.net