In the Sky

Updated 11/7/2017

Jupiter and Venus conjunction will be on November 13 in the predawn sky!

Saturn: the ringed planet will be low on the horizon at sunset and will disappear as an evening object in the end of November On December 1st it will be very low on the horizon after sunset and will be within 3 degrees of the planet Mercury.

Meteors: The Leonids will peak on the morning of November 17 and it will be new moon time so it could be a good show if clear skies!

On December 13-14, 2018 the Geminid meteor shower peaks in the morning from midnight to 4:00am. Gemini rises at sunset and the moon is near new phase and does not rise until 3:30 am.

Moon: Full on December 3rd and new on December 18

NEW HORIZONS is past Pluto. Follow the progress at

JUNO is orbiting Jupiter! Follow the NASA link below for updates on the mission:

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” Plato, Philosopher

Q: How does the Man in the Moon cut his hair?

A: Eclipse it.       (