(Mirror Daily, United States) As we are entering the last autumn month, the specialists provide us with information on the astronomic phenomena that are due to occur in November. The approaching of the winter comes with its signs both on land and skies. The astronomers predict a Supermoon and meteor showers, among others.
The Supermoon is due to mid-November, as experts state. The event is scheduled for November 14, and it means that the moon will get very close to Earth. Previous reports suggest that we will be witnessing the biggest Supermoon in about seven decades, this year. The researchers estimate that it will look seven times larger than it normally does.
The scientists also announce that similar astronomic phenomena will still happen. Another one is due just one month later, on December 14. However, the sizes of the moon won’t be as big as in the November phenomenon, the experts added. The next impressive Supermoon will happen in 2034, on November 25.
Quite soon after the Supermoon event, another special astronomic phenomenon is due to occur, namely the Leonids meteor shower. The specialists announce that the falling stars will be visible at their best between November 17 and November 18. However, the phenomenon starts on November 15 and ends five days later, on November 20. The researchers also explain that the meteors come from the Leo constellation, hence their name.
Meteor showers occur when the Earth encounters debris left behind by comets. In the particular case of the Leonids meteor shower, our planet will come across debris from the comet called Tempel-Tuttle. At the peak of the event, namely on the night between the 17th and 18th of November, observers can expect to see up to twenty falling stars per hour.
The planets will also look brighter than usual, as astronomers inform us. Jupiter will be visible in the morning sky, leaving us with the impression that it grows higher and higher. What actually happens is that the Earth is moving and has this effect on the celestial bodies and the perception of observers.
Except for Jupiter, other four planets will appear at night. Venus, or the Evening Star, is one of them. At the beginning of the month, Venus is expected to appear next to the moon and Saturn on the horizon. In addition to this, Mercury will also join them towards the end of the month.
Which of the astronomic phenomena in November are you most eager to see?
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