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Unfortunately, the moon is in a convex phase at the height of the night, which means that much of the moon will be visible. The bright light makes it difficult to see meteor streaks in the sky.
For the best viewing conditions, go to a dark, light-free area. According to EarthSky, the moon-covered sky is the best. If the moon is visible, wait until dawn to look for meteors, because by that time the moon will have left for the evening, EarthSky said.
If there is a thick cloud cover, you may not see anything. “Cloud cover will extend over the Great Lakes and the Midwest from night through Wednesday morning to the Central Plains,” CNN meteorologist Monica Jarrett said.
The sky will be clear in the south. From west to west of the Rocky Mountains. and northeast along the coast.
- December 13-14: Gemini
- December 22: Ursiden
Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse
A partial lunar eclipse will occur on November 19, and skywatchers in mainland North America and Hawaii will be able to view it between 1 a.m. ET and 7:06 a.m. ET.
The last month of the year begins on December 4 with a total solar eclipse. It won’t be visible in North America, but those in the Falkland Islands, the southern tip of Africa, Antarctica and southeast Australia will be able to spot it.
Most can be seen with the naked eye, except for the distant Neptune, but binoculars or telescopes provide the best view.
Mercury will shine in the night sky from November 29 to December 31.
Venus, our closest neighbor in the Solar System, will appear in the western sky at dusk until December 31st. It is the second brightest object in our sky after the moon.
Mars will appear reddish in the morning sky between November 24 and December 31.
Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is – when visible – the third brightest object in our sky. Look for it in the evening until December 31.
Only the rings of Saturn can be seen through a telescope, but the planet itself can still be seen with the naked eye until December 31 in the evening.
Using binoculars or telescopes, you can see the greenish glow of Uranus in the evening until December 31.
Our closest neighbor in the Solar System, Neptune, can be seen through the telescope at night until December 31.
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