For more details please consult – Astronomy – Sun – Moon – Eclipses (timeanddate.com) and In-The-Sky.org
November signals the official start of Winter. With the change to GMT there is a noticeable change in the length of day and night.
Last Quarter 5th November at 0837 New Moon 13th November at 0532
First Quarter 20th November at 2050 Full Moon 27th November at 2016
The Planets Sunrise on 15th October is at 0730 and sets at 1609
Mercury Venus Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus
Rise 0910 0304 1030 0738 1537 1349 1554
Set 1631 1455 1648 1638 0612 2331 0727
In summary – Mercury will be a challenging object in the morning twilight. Venus will stand out for a number of hours before dawn. Mars will be a difficult object to view in the morning twilight. Jupiter is close to opposition and will be visible from 1800 until 0430. Saturn will be an evening object visible from 1800 until 2200. Uranus will be an evening object visible for most of the hours of darkness.
Meteor Showers November hosts two meteor showers:
1) Taurids – around the 1st to 6th of November – this is a short shower but the particles are quite ‘large’. The Taurids tend to be few in number but they make up for this by being bright slow moving and often quite colourful, with occasional fireballs. In 2023 with a last quarter Moon this will interfere somewhat with viewing this shower. This shower does contain a number of very bright ‘fireball’ meteors so they are worth looking out for.
2) Leonids – on the 16th, 17th and 18th November – another annual shower that usually puts on a good show of 50 to 100 meteors every hour. These particles are fast moving and ‘small’ and so the meteors are quite faint. In 2023 with a first quarter Moon setting at around midnight there is a good opportunity to view this shower after midnight when Leo is high in the sky.
For further news on upcoming bright Comets please browse with website ….. https://in-the-sky.org/data/comets.php
Other phenomena to look out for
The Noctilucent Clouds season is now over but it has been a very good year for spotting the Tricky Lady [Northern Lights].
Also, the solar activity is still on the upswing towards solar maximum in 2024 or 2025, so if have a Solar Filter check out the daily changes to Sunspots.
Night Sky View
Rendering from Carte du Ciel – Skycharts. en:start [Skychart] (ap-i.net)