Tour November’s Sky! | October 28th, 2011

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S&T: Lauren Darby
This month marks a return to Standard Time, on November 6th in the U.S. and Canada but a week earlier in Europe. This seasonal changeover means most of us are still heading home from work as evening’s twilight sets in — a chance to sneak in a little stargazing before dinnertime.

Venus and Jupiter are planetary bookends at sunset, with Venus lurking low in the western twilight just as the King of Planets rises in the east.

High in the southeast, and galloping westward as the hours go by, is the easily recognized Great Square of Pegasus, the Winged Horse. In late evening look for the Circlet of Pisces, a lovely little pentagon of stars hanging directly under the Great Square. And just past Pegasus’s nose to the right is the little cluster of stars marking Delphinus, the Dolphin.

You can get to know all these sky sights, and more, by downloading November''s audio sky tour. It's a 3-megabyte MP3 file that's 6¼ minutes long.