November 16: Triangulum Galaxy
Under especially clear, dark skies, the galaxy M33 is just visible to the naked eye. At three million light-years, it is one of the farthest objects visible to the eye alone. As night falls, it’s above the stars that outline the constellation Triangulum.
November 17: Moon and Regulus
Look for the Moon high in the sky at first light tomorrow. Regulus, the bright star that marks the heart of Leo, the lion, will stand to the lower left of the Moon.
November 18: Last-Quarter Moon
The last-quarter Moon rises around midnight tonight and will stand high in the sky at first light tomorrow. Regulus, the brightest star of Leo, will be close to it.
November 19: Venus and Jupiter
Venus and Jupiter, the brightest points of light in the night sky, are quite close together, low in the southwest as the Sun sets. Venus is the brighter light, with Jupiter a little to the upper left of Venus this evening.
November 20: The Whale’s Tail
The star marks the tail of Cetus, the whale or sea monster, is in the southeast at nightfall, to the upper left of the only bright star in that region of the sky, Fomalhaut. Deneb Kaitos is the next-brightest star around, so it’s easy to pick out.
November 21: Moon and Spica
Spica, a star system with an explosive future, will stand to the lower right of the Moon early tomorrow. One of the system’s two known stars is massive enough to end its life as a supernova. Spica is the brightest star of the constellation Virgo.