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Events, Moon, Planets in November Home Page Evènements du mois Monthly Sky Charts

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.Events Seen All Month Long .Ephemerides Proper

(data from yearly ephemerides generator at Fred Espenak's NASA's eclipse website; miscellaneous data with the 'Astronomical Phenomena for The Year 2017,' a joint work by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and the U.S. Naval Observatory; to be found at the latter's site; all time UT except otherwise stated)

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Wwd Mercury, where available like a evening star will pass in twilight to Antares, the bright star to constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion if available (Nov. 8-16 with a closest on Nov. 12), and then linger to Saturn which is also a evening star, beginning since Nov. 22. Fine visual and photographic opportunities as the Moon will also come to add!

Mercury closing to Saturn!Mercury closing to Saturn! picture site 'Amateur Astronomy' based upon Stellarium

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6 (1) Wwd Moon is at its perigee at 00:09 UT (distances non available)

6 (2) Wwd Aldebaran, the bright star to constellation Taurus, the Bull is occulted by Moon by 03:00 UT! check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.); check too below

8 Wwd Moon reaches a northernmost declination at 01:28 UT

10 Wwd Moon is at a ascending node at 22:40 UT

11 Wwd Regulus, the bright star to constellation Leo, the Lion is occulted by Moon by 17:00 UT! check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.); check too below

14 (1) Wwd The Leonids shooting stars are usually active Nov. 14-21 with their peak usually on Nov. 17-19 more at the date of the peak. Leonids are famed as they have an ability to storm, with an hourly rate of over 1,000!

14 (2) Wwd Tomorrow by dawn, at all latitudes, last crescent is seen close to Mars! Spica, the bright star to constellation Virgo, the Virgin may be in the field. Fine views!

Moon close to Mars by dawn!Moon close to Mars by dawn! picture site 'Amateur Astronomy' based upon Stellarium

16 Wwd Minor planet Vesta is occulted by Moon by 09:00 UT! check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.); check too below

17 Wwd The Leonids shooting stars usually are peaking on Nov. 17-19 more back

20 Wwd Very first quarter, at all latitudes, is seen close to Saturn and Mercury where those available like evening stars

Moon, Saturn and Mercury by twilight!Moon, Saturn and Mercury by twilight! picture site 'Amateur Astronomy' based upon Stellarium

21 (1) AsP First quarter, by all latitudes, is close to Saturn!

21 (2) Wwd Moon is at its apogee at 18:52 UT (distances non available)

22 Wwd Moon reaches a southernmost declination at 02:06 UT

25 Wwd Moon is at a descending node at 08:22 UT

27 Wwd Faraway Neptune is occulted by Moon by 05:00 UT! check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.); check too below

Occultations observers are advised to turn to such dedicated sites like the I.O.T.A as they may also check below at our Occultation section

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Full Moon is on November 4th, at 05:23 UT
Last Quarter is on November 10th, at 20:37 UT
New Moon is on November 18th, at 11:42 UT
First Quarter is on November 26th, at 17:03 UT

(source: ephemeris generator at Fred Espenak's NASA's eclipse website)

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Mercury is now reaching a greatest eastern elongation on November 23rd by 23:59. Mercury will rise like low evening star, southwest in the northern hemisphere, as it will be a fine evening star at the Tropics and the southern hemisphere. check more about such a configuration of a planet in our tutorial 'Planets Apparent Motion'

Mercury available like a evening star at the Tropics and the southern hemisphere!Mercury available like a evening star at the Tropics and the southern hemisphere! picture site 'Amateur Astronomy' based upon Stellarium

Venus is now low by dawn to qualify a morning star in the northern hemisphere. The same at the Tropics as Venus is barely seeable in the southern hemisphere. Venus will close Spica, the bright star to constellation Virgo, the Virgin by early month

Mars is now a high morning star by dawn in the northern hemisphere and the same at the Tropics. The show is somewhat lower in the southern hemisphere. Mars beginning about Nov. 23, will close Spica, the bright star to constellation Virgo, the Virgin

Jupiter, after its conjunction last month, barely is rising by dawn like a morning star in the northern hemisphere and the Tropics as Jupiter is barely seeable in the southern hemisphere

Views by dawnViews by dawn. picture site 'Amateur Astronomy' based upon Stellarium

Saturn with its yearly conjunction next month is now low like a evening star, southwest in the northern hemisphere. Saturn however keeps high at the Tropics or the southern hemisphere. A ring maximum aperture is reached in 2017

Uranus Faraway World Still At its Best! keeps at its year's best now as it is much high, due South, in the northern hemisphere by 10:30 p.m. local time. By that same time, Uranus is at the zenith at the Tropics as it is high, between northeast and North in the southern hemisphere

Faraway Uranus keeping at its year's best!Faraway Uranus keeping at its year's best! picture site 'Amateur Astronomy' based upon Celestia

Neptune is now hanging southwest, high, by 10:30 p.m. local time in the northern hemisphere, closing West and high by that same time at the Tropics. Neptune in the southern hemisphere is much high past northwest

Pluto in the northern hemisphere is hanging now southwest when night had established itself and still observable, which is truer still at the Tropics or the southern hemisphere. (according to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) since 2006, Pluto is not considered a planet anymore, but categorized like a dwarf planet instead along with Ceres, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea, and the prototype of a new category of 'trans-Neptunian', 'Pluto-class' objects)

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.Minor Planets .Nearest NEOs

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Minor planets are those biggest asteroids in the Asteroid Belt which may be easily observed by amateurs from the Earth, namely Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta (due to the new categorization by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) by 2006, Ceres belongs to the 5 dwarf planets in the solar system with Pluto, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea). check data and charts at our section Minor Planets on the yearly Calendar page as our tutorial 'Asteroids and Asteroid Hunting' is of help too. Any remarkable event linked to a minor planet may have a notice here below

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Some small asteroids dubbed Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are regularly making close approaches at Earth. People interested in such close approaches may obtain recent and upcoming data at NASA site Near-Earth Object Program (their section "Close Approaches"). Date, miss distance in AU or Lunar Distance (LD), estimated diameter, and relative velocity are available. For further observational purposes, check at the Near-Earth Object Program ephemeris Generator. For more about NEOs see tutorial "About NEOs"

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Once every time, the solar system treats us with a remarkable comet, a eery view spanning up to thirty degrees of sky! Most of the time however comets are the domain of dedicated observers as mostly weak and, at the most, hovering at the limit of the naked-eye visibility. A good site to get information about current such comets is the British Astronomical Association Comet Section page or also the Weekly Information about Bright Comets page (which often points to comets close to the visual magnitude). Our 'Comets and Comet Hunting' tutorial will also be helpful. Remarkable comets otherwise usually will be presented below!

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->of note: dates of swarms and peaks as given below are the average ones. More refined dates may be given in the Ephemerids section

->note: shooting stars afficionados will be aware of checking Moon at the dates of the showers

for more about the meteor showers of this month, for possible other meteor showers for this month, and for more about shooting stars, generally, see our tutorial "Shooting Stars"

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Each month, Moon occults some relatively bright stars, that is the Moon, beginning either with its bright or its dark visible face, is passing in front of a star. This is called an occultation. The Pleiades, on the other hand, due to their position near the eclipic, are often occulted by Moon too. Some planets, at last, along the year, may be occulted by Moon or they themselves, or their satellites, may be seen too occulting a star. The asteroids too may occult stars. Yearly lists of such phenomenons are to be found at Sky & Telescope/SkyTonight.com, either in their newsstand issues or at their site, as a list of occultations of most brilliant stars, the planets and the Pleiades are available at the I.O.T.A site (I.O.T.A. stands for "The International Occultation Timing Association"). Most notable occultations are signaled below

Aldebaran back, the bright star to constellation Taurus, the Bull is occulted by Moon on November 6th by 03:00 UT! The show is available in North America except westernmost part, N. Europe, N.W. Asia. check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.)

Regulus back, the bright star to constellation Leo, the Lion is occulted by Moon on November 11th by 17:00 UT! The show is available in Japan, E. Asia, S.W. North America, Central America. check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.)

Minor planet back Vesta is occulted by Moon on November 16th by 09:00 UT! The show is available in E. Brazil, S.W. Africa, Kerguelen Is. check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.)

Faraway back Neptune is occulted by Moon on November 27th by 05:00 UT! The show is available in West and Central Antarctica. check more at such sites like "The International Occultation Timing Association" (I.O.T.A.)

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