Last Quarter: 30 th
New Moon: 7th
First Quarter: 15th
Full Moon: 23rd
MERCURY Not visible.
Around the 6th or 7th of November Venus will become visible as an early morning object, low in the East, but climbing higher, and getting brighter as the month goes on. Magnitude -4.6 early in the month, -4.9 at the end.
Mars is well positioned for viewing all month. It will continue to grow dimmer as the month goes on (magnitude -0.6 to magnitude -0.1), pulling further and further away from us. That said, it will climb higher in the sky and so may actually present better viewing later in the month. This may be a good chance to see some surface detail through a telescope as the dust storm has cleared. Catch it before it pulls too far away from us! It sets around 1 am or so.
Saturn can be spotted about 10* above the horizon in the SW around sunset at the beginning of November, setting around 8 pm (after the time change) at the beginning of the month, getting progressively tougher to spot as the month goes on.
URANUS past Opposition, but still good!
Opposition for Uranus was October 23 so it is still close to it’s biggest and brightest of the year/
It is visible practically all night long during the month. It’s beautiful turquoise color is great through binoculars or a telescope. Use a tripod to steady the binoculars.
Recently past opposition, it should be visible all night long, and fairly high in the sky. That said, make no mistake that it is not easy and you will likely need a telescope of 8-inch and larger aperture to resolve the planet. It is very far away (2.7 billion miles (4.3 billon kilometers) at this time, and very dim (magnitude 7.9)