November

November

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
2NEW MOON0100
2The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.2000
3Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 24° east of the Sun.1600
3Venus is at its greatest elongation, at 47° east of the Sun.1900
3Mercury is 1° 3' north of the Moon.2300
4Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 2' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0700
5Venus is 1° 4' north of the Moon.1900
7Mars is at opposition.0800
8Neptune is 5° north of the Moon.2000
9FIRST QUARTER0200
9Mercury is 1° 9' north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.1600
10The Moon is at perigee.0000
10Uranus is 3° north of the Moon.1000
14Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it as it moves from its greatest elongation east of the Sun back toward a position west of the Sun as viewed from the Earth.0900
15Mars is 3° south of the Moon.0600
16FULL MOON0100
16Uranus appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.0700
18Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is in conjunction with the Sun.0200
18Mercury is 3° north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.1600
19Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.1600
22Saturn is 4° south of the Moon.0300
22Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.1800
23The Moon is at apogee.0600
23LAST QUARTER2200
24Mercury is in inferior conjunction.1600
28Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 1° 1' south of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.0400
29Jupiter is 3° north of the Moon.0800

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