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Sun, Moon, and Stars: November 2000

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. 0300 10 pm
(Nov. 2)
3 Neptune is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon. 1400 9 am
4 FIRST QUARTER 0700 2 am
4 Uranus is 1 degree 8 minutes north of the Moon. 1600 11 am
7 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 1800 1 pm
11 FULL MOON 2100 4 pm
12 Saturn is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon. 1100 6 am
13 Jupiter is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 0300 10 pm
(Nov. 12)
14 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 2300 6 pm
15 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 19 degrees west of the Sun. 0600 1 am
18 LAST QUARTER 1500 10 am
19 Saturn is at opposition, that is, Saturn and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 1300 8 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. 1000 5 am
21 Mars is 4 degrees south of the Moon. 1800 1 pm
24 Mercury is 3 degrees south of the Moon. 1100 6 am
25 NEW MOON 2300 6 pm
28 Jupiter is at opposition, that is, Jupiter and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 0200 9 pm
(Nov. 27)
29 Venus is 2 degrees south of the Moon. 1800 1 pm
30 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 2200 5 pm