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Mountain Skies: Three Weak Meteor Showers In November


November 5, 2018

The Planets

Slowly, over the past few months, the planets have been disappearing one by one. Well, not exactly. They are still out there but only one, Mars, remains easily visible in the early evening, although Saturn can still be spotted without too much effort low in the southwest. Technically, Mercury is visible after sunset, but this is an unfavorable apparition for this elusive planet; it can be found only with deliberate effort and probably with the assistance of a pair of binoculars or a telescope.

The casual observer watching the sunset from one of the overlooks on the Blue R...

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