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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.
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 observing information and other useful Earth and Space news
posted several times each week follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces.
At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
This month only Mercury and Saturn remain as evening planets with Saturn setting earlier each evening as the month progresses.
Mercury moves out to its greatest eastern elongation during November and is well placed for northern hemisphere observers. In the pre-dawn morning
skies watch for Jupiter to move higher into view, while Venus is lower each morning moving toward the Sun and superior conjunction early next year.
Mars continues to become more visible as it rises earlier, closer to midnight during the month.
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