If the weather is clear in your area on Sunday (November 11) at the end of next week, you'll have the chance to see what's most like & # 39 ; the three "most requested" objects to look through a telescope: the moon and Saturn planets and Mars.
As long as the planets are concerned, remember that we have four bright planes conveniently across the summer air during mid and second summer. South-east set to the southeast was Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. But Venus has moved into the morning sky, while Jiwpiter is too close to the sun to see.
That's just leaving us with Saturn and Mars just to look after it when the sun goes down, and in another month it will turn Saturn to exit too. This weekend, the moon will pay the "smile of a ring" visit and then it will transform with Mars on Thursday. Let's look closer to both pairs, starting with the moon and Saturn. [The Brightest Planets in November’s Night Sky: How to See Them]
Moon visits Saturn
Soon it will be time to offer a true farewell to the appearance of the solar system, the magnificent planet Saturn planet. We will have another month before it starts to disappear into the fires and the sea. And Sunday will bring one of the final opportunities for many to make it positive, as it will be close to wax raffle moon. Wait until about an hour after the sun goes down, then focus your sight towards the west of the south west.
The moon will be four days in the past and 18 percent have lit, hovers almost 20 degrees above the horizon. As the dispersion pist held on arm length measures is approximately 10 degrees in width, the gray arc will appear almost "two slips". Once you see the moon, remember that a bright, bright "star" shines with a tiny yellow-white sedate on its lower right. That is the solar system version of "lord of the rings." Of course, make sure that there are no high trees or buildings to prevent your views of these two heavenly bodies. After all, both will fall rapidly as the sky is darkened and both will wait for 90 minutes more before they disappear under the horizon.
Of course, you can only see the famous Saturn rings with a telescope, although some may have an insight into them using small binocular (or static image) small scops with high potential. But for a definitive look, eyepiece compression will need at least 30 power. Larger instruments will give more enjoyable images. Through a 6-inch telescope in 150 power, the opinion is quite dramatic; with 10 inches at 250 power, the eye leaks jaw. But you will be watched as soon as possible with the night, as our environment is so turbulent in the horizon; since Saturn falls to the southwest sky its image will appear to "churn," or become a bit distorted.
On his own
After leaving Saturn, the moon will lead eastwards against the background stars, and on evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, it will never be the case. For a telescope owner, the most interesting of all the air objects may be the moon, because it is close enough to see it very well. Even a simple pair of 7 power binoculars will show clear features on its face. Look at the area especially around the line of light and dark separation (known as a "terminator") and you will see the crackers and other crew characteristics stand out in heavy relief because they are partially in shade.
With each passing night, the larger surface of the picture will be illuminated and the crescent will gradually expand. Finally, on Thursday night, the moon will visit her to another planet. That is Mars, the Red Planet.
Moon is visiting Mars
Incidentally, although most almanacs and calendars will be listed on Thursday (November 15) as a night of the first quarter (half) of moon, this is not quite correct. That's because the second of the first quarter stage takes place in 1454 GMT, or 9:54 a.m. East Time. That is when the moon is 50 percent illuminated and the terminator appears immediately. But at that point, moon is lower than the horizon to North America. When we arrive at night hours, the moon will be many hours during the first quarter; 53 per cent will be illuminated and the terminator will no longer be straight, but slightly comfortable.
Around 3 degrees to the left of the moon that night you'll see Mars, which continues to pull away from Earth. Although we call Mars in the "red" planet, you will see that it really shines with more yellow-orange tint. This coloration is derived from an iron oxide that covers much of a Japanese surface. Here on Earth we have something quite like that in the colors and the famous painting wilderness in Arizona. Still, the yellow-orange color suggests that blood was bleed to ancient sophisticated, and since the "stars disappeared" we know that planets have been named for ancient devils, it was It seems fit to name this topaz wagon after the war god.
On November 1, Mars spread at -0.6 a distance of 73.4 million (118.2 million kilometers) miles from Earth. But by the end of a month, it will be 20.5 million miles (almost 33 million kilometers) further away from us and, as a result, it will be very clear to size 0, or just about a third is as bright as it is appear at the end of July (lower size is brighter). Unfortunately, a massive wide storm in the planet hid most of the face of Mars back thereafter. The appearance has cleared since then, but the apparent size of Mars now appears only about 40 percent as large as it did when it was closer to Earth. However, some observers such as Frank J. Melillo of Holtsville, New York, still take some good quality images of it.
From this fan on, Mars will continue to collect and get dimmer as its distance from Earth increases. By the beginning of 2019, even a large telescope will have difficulty bringing any surface features. By that time, the Mars will only be a very small dot.
Joe Rao is a coach and guest lecturer in Hayden Planetarium. He is writing about the astronomy magazine for Natural History, Farmers Almanac and other publications, and is also an on-camera meteorology for Verizon FiOS1 News in the Old Hudson Town of New York. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook. Original article on Space.com.