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  Sky Calendar -- November 2014
1 Mercury at greatest elongation, 19° west of Sun (morning sky) at 13h UT. Mag -0.5.
3 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 0h UT (367,879 km; angular size 32.5').
4 Mercury 4.2° NNE of Spica (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 16h UT. Mags. -0.7 and +1.0.
4 Moon near Uranus (evening sky) at 18h UT. Mag. +5.7.
6 Full Moon at 22:22 UT.
8 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 1h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
8 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 21h UT.
12 Taurid (north) meteor shower peaks. Meteors often appear slow moving (28 km/sec) with the occasional very bright fireball.
The Taurids (Gary Kronk)
12 Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 6h UT.
13 Moon near Beehive Cluster (morning sky) at 10h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
14 Moon near Jupiter (90° from Sun, morning sky) at 15h UT. Mag. -2.1.
14 Last Quarter Moon at 15:17 UT.
15 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 2h UT (distance 404,336 km; angular size 29.6').
15 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 8h UT.
17 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 16h and 22h UT. Arises from debris ejected by Comet Tempel-Tuttle in 1533. Produces very fast meteors (71 km/sec). Expect 10 to 15 meteors per hour under dark skies. Best viewed after midnight.
The Leonids (Gary Kronk)
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
18 Saturn at conjunction with the Sun at 9h UT. The ringed planet passes into the morning sky.
19 Moon near Spica (33° from Sun, morning sky) at 19h UT.
22 New Moon at 12:31 UT. Start of lunation 1137.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
26 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. +1.0.
27 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23h UT (369,827 km; angular size 32.3').
29 First Quarter Moon at 10:06 UT.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Standard Time = UT - 5 hours.

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