UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

What's up in the sky?

What's up in the sky this month
(or last month, next month, etc.)?

  • Daylight-Saving Time ended Nov. 7, 2010 and will resume again at 2 a.m., Mar. 13, 2011.

  • Saturn's rings were seen nearly edge-on in 2009. You won't see them this flat again until 2038.

  • The LCROSS lunar impact took place at 7:32 a.m., Oct. 9, 2009. An infrared plume was seen, but a visible light plume was not obvious (debris did not go high enough above the shadowed crater floor to get into the sunlight , but lots of ice WAS confirmed.)

  • The Leonid meteor shower was on Nov. 16, but there are many others throughout the year. Remember to look at the whole sky, especially after midnight when Earth's atmosphere is facing forward for lots of impacts of comet debris on our "windshield."

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