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What's Up? - NOVEMBER 2022

Each month I highlight a few objects you can spot in the night sky without the need for optical equipment. Here are the exciting things for NOVEMBER 2022.


A number of planets are out of reach this month, being too close to the sun. However, the planets Jupiter and Mars are spectacular throughout November.


Jupiter is a super bright evening object this month. Simply look south mid-evening and you cannot miss her!

Look south mid evening to see Jupiter.

Courtesy of Stellarium


Mars is spectacular this month shining red in the evening sky. Look south-east mid evening to see the red planet.

In the example below, which is late evening on the 21st, you can see it above the constellation of Orion.

Mars mid evening on the 21st November

Courtesy of Stellarium

Constellation of ORION

I always associate the arrival of Orion with the arrival of winter here in the northern hemisphere.

It's easy to spot mid to late evening in the south east and can be seen below Mars.


Courtesy of Stellarium

You can easily spot the three stars of the belt and the red star Betelgeuse and diagonally opposite the blue star Rigel.

Also below the belt you should see a smudge - this is the Orion Nebula- a stunning object I have spent many hours imaging!

Good luck and do let me know if you spot Orion this month.

Enjoy the night sky this month and let me know about your observations

Thank you for reading this blog and do let me know if there is anything you would like me to add to my Newsletter each month.

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