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Sky notes: November

Updated Tuesday, 1st November 2005

A guide to the what's happening in the night sky in November.

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The following sky notes describe what may be seen in the night sky, soon after sunset at the beginning of November, for an observer situated in the UK.

The night sky in November

The Leonid meteor shower is active between 15th and 20th with peak activity occurring around the 18th. Between Cassiopeia and Perseus to the east is a faint hazy patch which binoculars reveal as two star clusters known as the “Sword handle”.





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