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November Sky Watch Report with Mr. Lutken
Peter K. Lutken

Retired faculty member and administrator Mr. Lutken offers guidance on what to expect in Mother Nature in November 2023.

Sky Watch November.... Made it around to a chilly Halloween again, in spite of the craziness of the world! This is the Fall "cross quarter day," halfway from the Equinox in September to the Solstice in December!

Evening skies:  Jupiter and Saturn are up in the east in the early evening. The winter stars begin to rise around nine and the northern constellation Cassiopeia (which looks like a W) is right overhead this time of year.

Full Moon is on the 27th.

Morning skies: Venus is high and bright in the east! The winter stars follow Jupiter, which is setting in the west. The Big Dipper and Leo are rising in the north and east.

Quarry/Outdoors: Lots of Monarchs are still fluttering through, but they'll head south soon. This month the trees will replace their orange with fall colors of their own! 

Migrating ducks and hawks are all over the place. Photo is of a tiny Screech Owl, sleeping in my old shed during the day. They hunt at night, and their ghostly wavering call is perfect for Halloween! 

We all need to get outdoors, stop, and just take it all in when "the world is too much with us." It always helps!