Meteorologist Brent Watts
2:53 PM EST, November 7, 2012
What's Up for November? The return of Jupiter in the evening sky.
Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Jupiter is the star of the evening sky this month.It rises earlier as the month progresses and will be visible at sunset by month's end.
There's a lot of detail to be seen on Jupiter, even from a small telescope. Wait as late as you can, when Jupiter is higher in the sky, and you'll have a nicer view.
Look above and below the equator for ruddy stripes and the four Galilean moons.
If you get a chance, join your local astronomy club for one of their public Jupiter viewing nights.
Through larger telescopes you'll see colorful cloud bands, dark and light spots, and if your timing is right you'll catch the Great Red Spot south of Jupiter's equator.
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