November Night Sky

Meteor Showers & Super Moons

The November night sky will be full of happenings like the Taurid Meteor Shower, Leonid Meteor Shower, and a SUPER moon.  Join us for Cosmos & Cocoa every Saturday from 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Taurid Meteor Shower—November 11- should see stuff when we offer it on the 12th!
Late night and the following morning, the Taurid meteor shower will peak. The individual meteors appear to radiate from the shower's namesake constellation, Taurus, the bull, which will be riding high in the south during the overnight hours for mid-northern latitude regions. Sky-watchers away from city lights may see as many as 10 to 15 shooting stars an hour, peaking at around 5 a.m. local time on November 11.
Leonid Meteor Shower—November 16 - not as big but might see remains on the 19th!

Super-Duper Moon—November 14 - worthwhile to mention
The second in a triad of supermoons—when the full moon makes a close approach to Earth—will rise in the east after sunset. While the last three months of 2016 each boast a supermoon, this month’s full moon will be the largest and closest to Earth since 1948, making it a truly beautiful sight to behold. Stay tuned for a full viewer’s guide, and get ready to submit your best supermoon pictures to National Geographic Your Shot.

Source: National Geographic


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