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November 2015
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  • How far is a light-year? November 27, 2015
    Light is the fastest-moving stuff in the universe. It travels at an incredible 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. So, in a year, light travels far.
    Bruce McClure
  • When will all five visible planets appear simultaneously? November 22, 2015
    All five visible planets will appear together in the morning sky early next year - from about January 20 to February 20, 2016. That hasn't happened since 2005.
    Bruce McClure
  • Everything you need to know: Leonid meteor shower November 17, 2015
    Here are all the details you need for 2015's Leonid meteor shower, peaking on the morning of November 18.
    Deborah Byrd
  • EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2015 November 16, 2015
    The famous Leonid shower is coming up. Follow the links in this post to learn more about meteor showers for the rest of 2015.
    Bruce McClure
  • Watch for Taurid fireballs this week November 2, 2015
    We've been hearing reports of Taurid fireballs! It's time to start watching for them. Details on the South Taurid shower, and when to watch.
    Deborah Byrd
  • November 2015 guide to the five visible planets November 1, 2015
    Venus, Jupiter and Mars light up the predawn. Saturn is visible early in the month, then fades into the sunset glare. Mercury transitions to the evening sky.
    Bruce McClure

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  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 27 — December 5 November 27, 2015
    Daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 27 — December 5 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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