Sun, Moon, and Stars: November 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: November 2001


November Calendar

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
1FULL MOON06001 am
2Mercury is 5 degrees north of Spica, brightest star in the constellation Virgo.09004 am
2Venus is 4 degrees north of Spica.12007 am
2Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.170012 pm
3Saturn is 0 degrees 6 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.22005 pm
4Mars is 2 degrees south of Neptune.18001 pm
6Jupiter is 1 degree 7 minutes south of the Moon.07002 am
11The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.170012 pm
15NEW MOON07002 am
20Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon.21004 pm
21Mars is 3 degrees north of the Moon.19002 pm
22Uranus is 4 degrees north of the Moon.02009 pm
(Nov. 21)
23The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.160011 am
26Mars is 0 degrees 8 minutes south of Uranus.10005 am
27Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is, Vesta and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of the Earth.170012 pm
30FULL MOON—Blue Moon21004 pm