Friday, November 11, 2011

Sky Watch Night Sky Tour - Nov 11 - 18, 2011

Locate Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars & Saturn in the night sky this week. Tune in to learn about celestial latitude, which explains why Venus appears above Mercury in the night sky even though they are traveling in the same zodiacal degree (celestial longitude). Also Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation on November 14th and is slowing down as it prepares to station retrograde next week. Venus will separate from Mercury this week as she remains at a relatively steady speed of motion. The Leonid meteor shower peaks on November 18th but is active from Nov 6 – 30. This video also explains why meteor showers happen and when to look for the shower.

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