Southern California Desert Video Astronomers

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Our Mission.............................
" To share our abilities with astronomy in order to preserve dark starry night skies and a vibrant healthy environment in the California Desert and everywhere else on our Planet for future generations! "

SCDVA, moving the line for dark skies and environmental awareness. 
    

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The World's First & Only Live Astronomy Theater.

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WELCOME

FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD!
Let's explore our wonderful Universe together!

 
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Due to Covid, Sadly, all Events are Cancelled until Further Notice.



Clear Sky Chart for The Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater  
 

   

  

Moon Phases for November 2020




January moon, February moon, March moon, April moon, May moon, June moon, July moon, August moon, September moon, October moon, November moon, December Moon

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SCDVA, Official IDA Chapter Serving The High Desert Region
of
San Bernardino County
 
 

      

IDA International Dark Sky Association


"Ask not what dark skies can do for you, rather,
Ask what you can do for dark skies."

                                                                                Inspired by a quote from JFK



 

 

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Contact us at:
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NOVEMBER SKIES

November 11th/12th - Northern Taurids Meteor Shower 

The Northern Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. This shower is, however, famous for producing a higher than normal percentage of bright fireballs. The Northern Taurids is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid 2004 TG10. The shower runs annually from October 20 to December 10. It peaks this year on the the night of the 11th and morning of the 12th. The thin crescent moon will not be much of a problem this year leaving dark skies for what could be a really good show. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.



November 15th - New Moon

Since we are back on standard time in many parts of the country, this is the best time of the month to get an early start to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.


November 16th/17th - Leonids Meteor Shower.

The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen, the last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of the 16th and morning of the 17th. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what could be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight to the pre-dawn hours. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.



November 26th Happy Thanksgiving USA




November 30th - Full Moon

The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 09:32 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Beaver Moon because this was the time of year to set the beaver traps before the swamps and rivers froze. It has also been known as the Frosty Moon and the Dark Moon.


November 30th - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, the Pacific Ocean, and northeastern Asia including Japan. 
In Joshua Tree it Begins Sunday, Nov 29th, at about 11:32 pm.  It reaches the maximum on Monday, Nov 30th, at 1:42 am. And
ends at about 3:53 am. with the total Duration being 4 hours, 21 minutes

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Or mail your Contributions to

JTAAT
P.O. Box 425
Joshua Tree Ca. 92252

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Last updated November 05, 2020