Early November can be thought of as “fireball season”, thanks to a few different meteors showers that occur, each featuring relatively large particles, including the southern and northern Taurid Meteor showers. As these larger pieces burn up in the atmosphere, they display bright heads and brief, glowing tails. The waxing Moon will create some minor interference.

Very early tomorrow morning, one of the best conjunctions of a planet and the Moon takes place, featuring the dazzling Venus just barely to the right of the thinning Crescent Moon. They rise just after 2:30 AM EST, due east, then climb delightfully higher into the east-southeast, one third of the way up as the twilight brightens after 5:45 AM.

The eastern skies have gone to the dogs! Procyon, the star marking the Little Dog, is one of Orion’s hunting dogs, and rises at 9:50 PM. But the Great Dog comes into view a bit more than a half-hour later, as the star Sirius – the “Dog star” and the brightest star in the night skies – rises at 10:20 PM EST.