Dan Caton at the DSO 32-inch telescope

Basic Information

Dates of phases of the moon

Telescope recommendations

Up in the Air is a column written by Dr. Dan Caton, and published monthly, on the second Monday (moved to the second Monday in May, 2015), in the SciTech section of the Charlotte Observer (and the Raleigh News and Observer), and gives information on interesting phenomena seen in the sky.

This web site is in support of that column, and will provide additional links and information about the topic discussed this month.

Further information on this month's column as published online 11/7-8/2015 and in print 11/9/2015:

DThe alignment of the Moon and the star to be occultated (Aldebaran, shown in a red box), is given on the bottom figure below (made with the program Guide 9, by Project Pluto). This is for about 6 am.

Details on occultations can be found here.

I have provided below a map of the sky for November evenings. The Moon is not shown since it changes position every night.

A link on the column at left gives a web site with information on the phases of the moon for the year.

You may email the author at catondb@appstate.edu

November sky
Aldebaran Occultation