The Pleiades star cluster, which includes the stars Mirfak, Capella, Aldebaran, Elnath, Orion, Betelgeuse and Rigel, can be seen in the east in the first couple of hours after dark.


Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30, first couple hours after dark


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Evenings in November are a good time to start looking for the Pleiades, a bright cluster of stars best enjoyed in the cooler fall and winter months in the Northern Hemisphere. Look for the Pleiades in the east in the first couple of hours after dark. The cluster rises to its highest point around midnight. Learn more in this month's episode of NASA's "What's Up" video series:

Here's what you can see in the sky in November 2020. | Watch on YouTube

For more details and skywatching tips, visit NASA's Solar System Exploration website.

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Events are based on visibility in the Northern Hemisphere. Dates and clock times are for the Pacific time zone unless otherwise noted.