Current Night Sky: November 2018

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 4, 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 and Mars sky chart
Leonid meteor shower
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Mercury, SW
  • Jupiter, SW
  • Saturn, SW
  • Mars, S
  • Neptune, SE
  • Uranus, E
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Venus, SE

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 visible this month.


The Leonid meteor shower peaks on November 17/18. After the Moon sets, you may see up to 15 - 20 meteors per hour.

Phases of the Moon: 
New Moon November 7 11:02 am EST
First Quarter Moon November 15 9:54 am EST
Full Moon November 23 12:39 am EST
Last Quarter Moon November 29 7:19 pm 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.