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The Night Sky For The Week Of 11-5-23

Are you interested in stargazing this week? If so, here are some things you should check out:

– On Friday, November 3, look for a bright Altair in the southwest soon after dark. You can also spot two little constellations above Altair called Delphinus and Sagitta by using binoculars.

– Early in the morning on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, you can see the waning Moon shining high with the head stars of Gemini.

– Algol will be at its minimum brightness for a couple of hours, centered at 7:01 p.m. EDT on Saturday, November 4.

– Capella shines in the northeast after dark on Sunday, November 5. The Pleiades and Aldebaran are also visible in the same direction.

– Look for Perseus in the northeast sky this month. M34 is a lovely cluster in this area, and an array of telescopic double stars, obscure clusters, and little asterisms surrounds the Double Cluster.

– On Thursday, November 9, look to the east before and during early dawn to see a close pairing of Venus and the waning crescent Moon.

– On Friday, November 10, you can catch the Great Red Spot crossing Jupiter’s central meridian around 7:58 p.m. EST.