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Sun, Moon, and Stars: November 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: November 2001

 

November Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 FULL MOON 0600 1 am
2 Mercury is 5 degrees north of Spica, brightest star in the constellation Virgo. 0900 4 am
2 Venus is 4 degrees north of Spica. 1200 7 am
2 Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 1700 12 pm
(noon)
3 Saturn is 0 degrees 6 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 2200 5 pm
4 Mars is 2 degrees south of Neptune. 1800 1 pm
6 Jupiter is 1 degree 7 minutes south of the Moon. 0700 2 am
8 LAST QUARTER 1200 7 am
11 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 1700 12 pm
(noon)
15 NEW MOON 0700 2 am
20 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 2100 4 pm
21 Mars is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 1900 2 pm
22 Uranus is 4 degrees north of the Moon. 0200 9 pm
(Nov. 21)
22 FIRST QUARTER 2300 6 pm
23 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 1600 11 am
26 Mars is 0 degrees 8 minutes south of Uranus. 1000 5 am
27 Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is, Vesta and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of the Earth. 1700 12 pm
(noon)
30 FULL MOON—Blue Moon 2100 4 pm