Current Night Sky: November 2019

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 3, for most areas of the U.S. and Canada. In accordance with the adage, "Spring Forward, Fall Back," move your clocks back one hour; 2:00 am EDT becomes 1:00 am EST.

The Moon & Planets: 
Moon, Venus, and Jupiter
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Venus, SW
  • Jupiter, SW
  • Saturn, SW
  • Neptune, SE
  • Uranus, E
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Mars, ESE
  • Mercury, SE

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 currently visible.


The Leonid meteors peak on November 17/18. Unfortunately, there is a waning gibbous Moon, about two-thirds illuminated, not far from the radiant in Leo. The Moon’s glow will be enough to drown out the fainter meteors. In some years, you might expect to see around 15 meteors per hour; this year, the rate will be substantially reduced.

Phases of the Moon: 
First Quarter Moon November 4 5:23 am EST
Full Moon November 12 8:34 am EST
Last Quarter Moon November 19 4:11 pm EST
New Moon November 26 10:06 am EST

Text, graphics, and animations by John Sheff. Graphics courtesy of Starry Night(©) Pro Plus 7 / Imaginova(©) Corp. Starry Night images are used with permission from Imaginova Corp. Starry Night is a registered trademark of Imaginova Corp. Star charts generated by Starry Night Pro Plus 7 © Imaginova Corp. All rights reserved.