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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: November 2000

November Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 030010 pm
(Nov. 2)
3 Neptune is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon. 14009 am
4 FIRST QUARTER 07002 am
4 Uranus is 1 degree 8 minutes north of the Moon. 160011 am
7 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 18001 pm
11 FULL MOON 21004 pm
12 Saturn is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon. 11006 am
13 Jupiter is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 030010 pm
(Nov. 12)
14 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 23006 pm
15 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 19 degrees west of the Sun. 06001 am
18 LAST QUARTER 150010 am
19 Saturn is at opposition, that is, Saturn and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 13008 am
21 Ceres, the largest asteroid, is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Ceres and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 10005 am
21 Mars is 4 degrees south of the Moon. 18001 pm
24 Mercury is 3 degrees south of the Moon. 11006 am
25 NEW MOON 23006 pm
28 Jupiter is at opposition, that is, Jupiter and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 02009 pm
(Nov. 27)
29 Venus is 2 degrees south of the Moon. 18001 pm
30 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 22005 pm

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