November 2020

This Month’s Sky


It will be another superb month for planet viewing! Jupiter and Saturn continue to put on a splendid show in the southwest and continue to grow closer (Illustration 1). The countdown continues for the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which happens on December 21.

The stunning pair will be less than a degree apart. At the beginning of November the duo will set just before midnight, but at 9:30 pm, at month’s end. Blazing Mars remains near its peak, rising in the east at sunset, but is starting to move away from Earth (Illustration 2). Mars will become dimmer as we head through November.

Once we have changed back our clocks to Eastern Standard Time, it will be great to go outside and enjoy an evening of stargazing right after dinner!  The evenings are getting colder, so we will need to put on our winter coats, gloves, hats and maybe boots.

We will begin our hike at 7:00 pm. Grab your Starry Trail map and binoculars and let’s go!

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Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:

Starry Trails

This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!

Starry Map

Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.

Starry Trail Map

While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky.


Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out.

Night Sky Checklist

This will help you keep track of everything you view in this months night sky.

Starry Trails Audio – November

Take Starry Trails with you! – Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars !!

Starry Trails Video Archive

plus Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!

 Make sure you check the sky chart in your area to make sure there are clear skies!
Clear Sky Cleveland Chart

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I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!

Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!

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Stellas’ books are available on Amazon – In Print and Kindle versions.