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Full Moon /Laura Austin Photo

November events of Astronomy Club

China Lake Astronomical Society  Roger Brower–



 1. The next club meeting is on November 7th in the Maturango Museum at 7:30 PM.   

Star parties:

 November 25th: Signs out at 5:30 PM viewing at 6 PM.

 Directions: Brown road star parties are held in the desert. Take south China lake Boulevard to 395. Cross 395 and go 2.3 miles on Brown road until you come to signs in cones pointing to the left. Take this dirt road .5 miles to the star party site.


1. Saturn is visible in the south after sunset and be visible until it sets after midnight.

2. Jupiter will be visible in the southeast after sunset  and be visible until it sets after midnight.

3. Mars rises in the east after 8 PM and moves across the southern sky till dawn.

4. Mercury and Venus are too close to the sun to be easily visible this month.

5. The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks on the 17th .

6. A total eclipse of the moon occurs on the morning of November 8th. All of it will be visible on the west coast. It starts just past midnight, reaches totality at 2:16 AM, ends totality at 3:41 AM and ends at 5:56 AM.


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For more information, contact the China Lake Astronomical Society at 760-446-0454 or 760-384-8666.Roger Brower