Sun and Moon Data
To find sun and moon rising and setting times for your park or office, go to the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day webpage.
An update on the moon, planets and night skies for the month of November, updated weekly.
The visible planets this week:
- Mars – Mars is visible in the early evening near the southwestern horizon.
- Jupiter – Jupiter rises in the northeast as Mars sets in the southwest. It’s not visible until late evening, rising with the bright star Aldebaran.
- Venus – Venus continues to be visible in the pre-dawn sky.
Calendar of upcoming celestial events for November:
- Monday, 11/26 – Venus will pass very close by Saturn at midnight.
- Wednesday, 11/28 – The moon is full. It will pass close by Jupiter in the evening sky.
For more information on stars, planets and other night sky phenomena, go to “The Sky This Week” page at the U.S. Naval Observatory page at http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/sky-this-week
Watches and Warnings
The principal watches and warnings posted as of early this morning were as follows. Note that these change over the course of a day and represent only initial daily forecasts. Click on this link for a full-sized map showing these hazards:
- Winter storm watches, warnings and advisories – Higher elevations in Washington and Oregon. Also northern Utah.
- High wind watches, warnings and advisories – Most of the Pacific Northwest, including western Montana.
- Flood watches, warnings and advisories – Areas in the Pacific Northwest.
For additional information on severe weather, go to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/ .
This Day in NPS History
In The Parks
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated the Gettysburg National Cemetery with his immortal Gettysburg Address. The cemetery is part of Gettysburg National Military Park. Click here for other park anniversary dates.
There were no NPS line of duty deaths on this date. Click here for a full list of on-duty deaths.
From The Morning Report Archives
Today’s incident from the Morning Report archives:
Yellowstone NP – A 41-year-old California man who was attempting to photograph a bison near Lake on August 5, 1988, got too close to the animal and was butted. He suffered two fractured ribs in the incident.