Best time to see: 1 November, 20:30 UT Altitude: 30º Location: Aquarius Direction: South Neptune remains well placed throughout November, close to the mag. +3.7 star Lambda (h) Aquarii. Though it’s at mag. +7.9 you’ll need at least a pair of binoculars to see the planet. Mars appears to approach Neptune this month, lying west of Lambda Aquarii at the month’s end. Neptune reaches its highest point in the sky, due south, in darkness all month long, although it only just manages this as darkness falls by 30 November.