November starts (for me) the most exciting sky-watching season of the year.


To start with, by the end of the month we'll again have two evening "stars" visible. Jupiter (in Aries) has been prominent for the last month and is now reaching "opposition" (opposite the Sun). Venus is beginning to emerge from the Sun and, by month's end, it too will be prominent and will get brighter and more noticeable for the next several months.


In the eastern sky are the Pleiades (the Seven Sisters) and Aldebaran in Taurus, the so-called "eye of the bull."


Aldebaran, Venus and Jupiter are the brightest objects in the night sky just now except for the Moon.


Other Zodiacal constellations include Aries (the ram), with Jupiter shining in its midst, Pisces (the fishes) and Aquarius (the water-carrier). To the north are the "square" of Pegasus (the flying horse) and Andromeda.


Stay tuned for the brightest star in our sky next month, and I'll see you then!