Astronomy Report: Week of 11/23-11/30
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Several interesting events are happening in the sky this week and this month. Meteorologist Chris Holtzman has the details in this week’s Astronomy Report.
ISS Viewing (Most Viewable)
|Date and Time||Time Visible||Maximum Height (Degrees above the horizon)||Direction it Appears||Direction it Disappears|
|Mon Nov 23, 7:05 PM||4 min||49°||appears above W||disappears above NE|
Interesting Fact: The Winter Solstice is on Monday, December 21st which signifies the start of winter for the Northern Hemisphere. There will be 9 hours and 28 minutes of daylight, the shortest of the year.
Moon Phases & Next Full Moon:
|Moon Phase||Date and Time|
|Full Moon||November 30, 4:30 AM|
|Third Quarter Moon||December 7, 7:36 AM|
|New Moon||December 14, 11:16 AM|
|First Quarter Moon||December 21, 6:41 PM|
The Beaver Moon is on Monday, November 30th. The moon falls in line with the time of year when beavers start to take shelter in their lodges, having stored a sufficient amount of food for the winter.
Look in the east sky roughly one hour before sunrise for Mercury and Venus.
Look in the southwest sky at nightfall for Mars at Jupiter around dusk. The brightest star in the eastern half of the sky will be Mars. The brighter sky in the western half of the sky will be Jupiter.
Look in the southwest sky for Saturn when the sky gets darker, the planet will be slightly east of Jupiter.
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