Keep your eyes peeled for Uranus, a total lunar eclipse, and more.
ESA via Giphy
This month, more than one meteor shower will pass overhead, and you’ll have a chance to see the last total lunar eclipse of 2022.
Plus, don’t miss a stunning view of our Solar System’s most distant planet.
Javier Zayas Photography/Moment/Getty Images
Here are 6 cosmic events you can’t miss in November:
On the night of Nov. 4-5, this long-lasting meteor shower peaks with a rate of roughly five meteors per hour.
Your best opportunity to spot the Southern Taurids will be just after midnight.
On the evening of Nov. 8, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from North America, South America, Asia, and Australia.
Kelly Gray / 500px/500Px Plus/Getty Images
This will be the last total lunar eclipse on Earth until 2025, though there will be a penumbral and partial lunar eclipse next year.
On Nov. 9, our Solar System’s most distant planet will be perfectly aligned with the Sun and Earth.
NASA/CXO/University College London/W. Dunn et al; Optical: W.M. Keck Observatory
This alignment offers the clearest and brightest view of Uranus all year — though it’ll still appear as just a faint speck in the sky.
The sister shower to the Southern Taurids will peak on the evening of Nov. 11-12.
The Northern Taurids’ pinnacle moment overlaps with the Southern Taurids this time of year, which can make for a stunning show.
Nov. 16-17 will be your chance to see the explosive Leonid meteor shower peak.
NASA/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Leonids are known to cause meteor storms.