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IN OMG! ON 11 Nov, 2016
The month of November is at a good start when it comes to getting your binoculars on and taking a look at the starry nights. But this time there is a surprise, November will give you the chance to catch the most beautiful 'supermoon' of the night sky which was not seen for decades now.
Here's all that you can expect in this remaining month of November.
Via National Geographic
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After nearly an hour post-sunset on your local time, you can catch the thin crescent of Saturn right behind the moon. You could measure it with the width of your middle finger at arm's length (nearly 3 degrees). It will also be joined by Venus to the left.
You could notice the crescent moon along with the red planet on this day and probably it's next. Moon parks right next to Mars on this day.
In the east right after sunset, the moon will be closest and largest to the Earth. This was last noted in 1948 and it has been nearly 6 decades since this amazing sight was seen.
This will happen late at night in the east when the gibbous moon will appear very close to the Beehive open star cluster. If you're using binoculars, you could locate this thousand-cluster star (also known as Messier 44) towards the upper right of the moon.
You can look towards the southeastern sky during the wee hours of the morning to check out the moon just a degree away from Lion's heart (Regulus).
In the southwest horizon and right after sunset, check out Mercury meeting Saturn. You'd have to use binoculars for this one because both the planets might be tricky to spot.