November Constellations in the Night Sky with Star Map

November Star Map

November Star Map

November is a transition month for night sky observing.  The summer constellations are fading and the winter constellations are on the rise.   The November night sky is dominated by three popular  star groups:  Andromeda, Cassiopeia and Pisces.

In the northern hemisphere, the Andromeda Constellation can be seen from August through January and November is the best time for viewing where it will be seen high in the evening sky.  As you can see in the star map above, the shape of Andromeda is an inverted letter ‘A’ which is attached to the Square of Pegasus.  Once you find the Andromeda Constellation, you will have no trouble finding the Andromeda Galaxy.

Andromeda Location

Andromeda Galaxy Location within the Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31,  is a spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way Galaxy.  It is about 2,500,000 light years away from the Earth.  If the sky is dark enough, you will be able to see this galaxy with the naked eye.  It will appear as a faint smudge.  See the picture to the right for Andromeda’s position within the constellation.

November is also a great time to view Cassiopeia.  Anybody can find Cassiopeia!  It is a giant ‘W’ formed by five bright stars.  Andromeda will be found on the south side of Cassiopeia. 

Don’t forget to look for Pisces while you are exploring the November night sky!  The constellation Pisces actually represents two fish whose tail is joined together by a common star.  Pisces is a litter harder to find than Cassiopeia because it covers a wide area of sky and it’s component stars are somewhat faint.  The shape of Pisces is roughly that of a giant ‘V’ and can be found adjacent to the Square of Pegasus.

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11 Responses to “November Constellations in the Night Sky with Star Map”

  • neji hyuuga says:

    thank you for giving information to me


  • moesha says:

    hey everyone wat is the four constellation that comes up during summer time in the southern?


  • Sarah says:



  • Someone says:

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  • Marika says:

    this is really good to know cuz i got a consellation project in astronomy:)


  • mark jonnieolipas says:

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  • alysa says:

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  • karishma says:

    thanks cz its gr8t to no bout dis finks n 4 mi its a hobby i luv learning bout all the stars


  • lezy says:

    the galaxy is really amazing!!


  • Zoe says:

    the universe is so vast i just wish i could go out in the middle of now where and all i see is starz


  • Ruzwan says:

    It’s a Jupiter-Family-Comet, meaning that, while of crsuoe it orbits the Sun, its orbital dynamics are driven by Jupiter’s strong gravity; C. Holmes’ period is something like 6.5 years. The weird thing about this comet is that this brightening occurred way past perihelion (which occurred I think in May of this year), while the comet is moving away from the Sun and it’s now somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.In any case, the first night of brightening was I think Oct. 25th, at which day it looked to me just like a star of ~3rd magnitude to the naked eye distorting the usual shape of the constellation Perseus. With binoculars you could see that there was some fuzzyness to it, and with a good telescope it was definitely non-stellar: nice star-like nucleus, surrounded by a spherical coma, no trace of a tail then. Observed it for a few more days, but the past couple of days have been cloudy here in NorCal…Maybe tonight.changcho


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