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PLANISPHERES

All sky watchers need a planisphere to quickly show the location of stars and constellations for any date and time. Note: Planispheres are designed for specific latitudes so be sure to select one for your latitude.


Guide to the Stars

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A very large 16-inch diameter information-rich planisphere (plastic) for use anywhere between latitude 30° & 60° North. Also available in a Southern Hemisphere edition.
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  Sky Calendar -- November 2018
2 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 6h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
6 Moon near Spica (morning sky) at 3h UT.
6 Moon near Venus (17° from Sun, morning sky) at 9h UT. Mag. −4.3.
Venus (Wikipedia)
6 Mercury at greatest elongation east (23° from Sun, evening sky) at 15h UT. Mag. −0.2.
7 New Moon at 16:02 UT. Start of lunation 1186.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
9 Mercury 1.8° N of Antares (23° from Sun, evening sky) at 12h UT. Mags. −0.1 and 1.0. Moon and Jupiter nearby.
11 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 16h UT. Mag. 0.6.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
14 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 16h UT (distance 404,339 km; angular size 29.6').
14 Venus 1.3° East of Spica (28° from Sun, morning sky) at 20h UT. Mags. −4.5 and 1.0.
15 First Quarter Moon at 14:53 UT.
16 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. −0.3.
Mars (Wikipedia)
17 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 22h UT. Arises from debris ejected by Comet Tempel-Tuttle. Produces very fast meteors (71 km/sec). Expect 10 to 15 meteors per hour under dark skies.
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
Leonids Over Monument Valley (APOD)
23 Moon near the Pleiades (midnight sky) at 5h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
23 Full Moon at 5:40 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
23 Moon near Aldebaran (midnight sky) at 21h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
26 Jupiter at conjunction with the Sun at 7h UT. Passes into the morning sky (not visible).
26 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 12:07 UT (366,620 km; angular size 32.6').
26 Moon near Castor (morning sky) at 18h UT.
26 Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 23h UT.
27 Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun at 9h UT. Mercury passes into the morning sky. Not visible.
27 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (morning sky) at 22h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
29 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 11h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
30 Last Quarter Moon at 00:20 UT.
30 Venus at its brightest at 2h UT. Mag. −4.7.
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • USA Eastern Standard Time = UT − 5 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Summer Time = UT + 11 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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