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Sun, Moon, and Stars: November 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: November 2001

 

November Calendar

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
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
(noon)
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
8LAST QUARTER12007 am
11The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.170012 pm
(noon)
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)
22FIRST QUARTER23006 pm
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
(noon)
30FULL MOON—Blue Moon21004 pm