Stars ... in your multitudes ...

Star Gazing

Stars ... in your  multitudes ...By ROGER BROWER

The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum for its monthly program. The last star party of the year will be held Friday, Nov. 9, starting at 6 p.m.


1. Jupiter can only be seen very low in the southwest for first few days of the month.

2. Venus moves to the morning sky in November where it rockets to prominence in the east.

3. Saturn appears in the constellation of Sagittarius to the southwest as the sun sets. Saturn can be seen for three hours at the beginning of the month and two hours by the end of the month.

4. Mercury is low in the southwest evening sky for just the first half of this month

5. Mars remains in Capricorn to the south as evening sky darkens and moves through the southwestern sky through the rest of the evening.

6. The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks on the night of Nov. 17. Look for them in the south and west through the night.

For more information call 760-446-0454 or 760-677-1143.

Story First Published: 2018-11-02