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Moon and Regulus late night until dawn

They’ll be close from moonrise on, but highest in the sky on the morning of November 11. In the coming mornings, watch the moon edge toward bright Jupiter before dawn.

Sky Bear comes to Earth in November

Every year, the Big Dipper (Great Bear) descends to its lowest point in the sky on November evenings.

Watch for the moon and the Twins

The 2 bright stars near the moon both Tuesday and Wednesday are Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini, legendary Twins of sky mythology.

Moon hides bright star Aldebaran

As seen from around the world, the moon and star Aldebaran will cross the sky together on this night. From parts of the world, the moon will pass in front of Aldebaran.

Hunter’s Moon shines on

The Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon is bright and in the sky all night, making it tough to see the peak of the South Taurid meteor shower. Never fear. It’s a wide peak, and the shower produces many fireballs!

Pisces? Here’s your constellation

How to see the constellation Pisces. Plus sky lore and science.

Full Hunter’s Moon on November 3-4

It’s the full moon after the Harvest Moon. It bears the name Hunter’s Moon for us in the Northern Hemisphere. For all of Earth, this full moon shines all night on November 3-4, 2017.

November 2017 full moon a supermoon?

The 11th of 2017’s 12 full moons falls on November 3-4. It’s the 2nd-closest full moon in 2017, but is it a supermoon?

Waxing toward full Hunter’s Moon

To the eye, the moon will appear nearly full as the sun sets on November 2. Watch for it in the east as soon as the sun goes down. In fact, it has a bit more to go, and full moon is November 3-4.

Venus and Spica close at dawn

Dazzling planet Venus and Spica, Virgo’s brightest star, are in the same binocular field before sunrise on or around November 2, 2017.