November 30, 2020: A penumbral lunar eclipse is visible across North American, South America, Pacific Ocean Basin, and most of Asia. As the eclipse ends Morning Star Venus sines from the east-southeast.
Jeffrey L. Hunt
Jeffrey L. Hunt is an educational technologist living in suburban Chicago. When he's not learning about and implementing technology in classes, he's running or looking at the stars.
November 29, 2020: The Great Conjunction countdown: 22 days. Jupiter and Saturn continue to close the gap to Saturn as these planets align for their Great Conjunction. The bright moon shines in the eastern sky after sunset and rides the moving sky westward during the night. Bright Mars continues to march eastward in Pisces.
November 29, 2020: Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the southeastern sky before sunrise. It is moving eastward in Libra as it steps toward Zubenelgenubi.
November 28, 2020: The Great Conjunction countdown: 23 days. With a bright moon washing out the dimmer stars, Jupiter and Saturn are in the south-southwest and Mars is in the east as the night begins.
November 28, 2020: Venus moves into Libra this morning as it approaches the “claw stars,” that were once part of Scorpius. Find the planet low in the east-southeast during morning twilight.
November 27, 2020: The Great Conjunction countdown: 24 days. Jupiter and Saturn are in the west-southwest after sunset. The bright gibbous moon is in the east with Mars to its upper right.
November 27, 2020: Brilliant Venus is the lone bright morning planet. Find it in the east-southeast during early morning twilight. It is stepping eastward in Virgo, near the Virgo-Libra border.
November 26, 2020: Goodbye Mercury as the planet speeds back into the sun’s glare. It returns to the evening sky during the new year. Morning Star Venus continues to step eastward in Virgo.
November 26, 2020: The Great Conjunction countdown: 25 days. Jupiter passes a dim celestial signpost and won’t return until 2032. Jupiter continues to close the gap to Saturn. In the east, the bright moon is near Mars.
November 25, 2020: The Great Conjunction countdown: 26 days. After sunset, the bright gibbous moon is below Mars in the east-southeastern sky. Jupiter continues to approach Saturn as the conjunction is less than 4 weeks away.