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  Sky Calendar -- November 2005
2 New Moon at 1:24 UT. Beginning of lunation 1025.
3 Mercury at greatest elongation, 24° east from the Sun (evening sky) at 16h UT. Mercury mag. -0.2, very, very low in the southwest.
3 Venus at greatest elongation, 47° east from the Sun (evening sky) at 19h UT. Venus mag. -4.3, low in the southwest.
3 Moon near Mercury at 23h UT (evening sky). Very low.
4 Moon very near Antares at 7h UT (evening sky).
5 Taurid (south) meteor shower peaks. May produce the occasional bright fireball.
5 Moon near Venus at 19h UT (evening sky).
7 Mars at opposition at 8h UT. Mag. -2.3. Visible all night long. This is the closest and brightest that Mars will appear till 2018. The Red Planet will dim very noticeably to mag. -1.7 by month's end.
9 First Quarter Moon at 1:57 UT.
9 Mercury 1.9° from Antares at 19h UT (evening sky). Mags. 0.0 and 0.0. Very low in the southwest.
10 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 0h UT (distance 370,010 km; size 32.3').
12 Taurid (north) meteor shower peaks. May produce the occasional bright fireball.
15 Moon near Mars at 4h UT (evening sky). Mag. -2.1.
16 Full Moon at 0:57 UT. The full Moon of November is called the "Frosty Moon" or "Beaver Moon".
16 Moon near the Pleiades at 13h UT (midnight sky).
17 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 15h UT. Expect about 10 to 15 meteors per hour under ideal conditions. However, moonlight interferes with observations this year.
20 Moon near Pollux at 17h UT (morning sky).
22 Moon near Saturn at 5h UT (morning sky). Saturn mag. +0.2.
23 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 6h UT (distance 404,370 km; angular size 29.6').
23 Last Quarter Moon at 22:11 UT.
28 Moon very near Spica at 5h UT (morning sky).
29 Moon near Jupiter at 5h UT (30° from Sun, morning sky).
All times Universal Time (UT). (USA Eastern Standard Time = UT - 5 hours)

Clear skies till next month!

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