South Downs Planetarium

& Science Centre

Covid Compliant Shows

November Night Skies Around the World

A photograph of Mars.

Friday 26th November @ 7:30pm

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About This Show

During November in the Northern Hemisphere it is getting darker much earlier in the evening, while in the Southern Hemisphere the days are getting longer. From everywhere the two largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are visible as soon as darkness falls. Venus is also visible in western sky at dusk, but very much better placed for those in the Southern Hemisphere than the Northern. Of the two giant planets, Jupiter is much the brighter of the two and slightly further east than Saturn. Jupiter makes spectacular viewing. Its four largest moons and its stripey cloud belts are visible even with a small telescope. Saturn’s rings are almost wide open and beautifully displayed.

The Moon’s ever changing phases are displayed as the Moon waxes and wanes from month to month. The Full Moon on 19th November is known as the Beaver Moon. When the Moon is new in early November and early December, the absence of moonlight will enable you to have a clear view of the fainter stars and constellation patterns. Wherever you are in the world, you will need to find a dark site away from city lights for the best experience.

Come to the Planetarium for a fascinating whistlestop tour of the night skies in both hemispheres without ever leaving your seat!

A photograph of The Mars Rover on Mars.

Image: Courtesy of Pixabay


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