|2||Moon near Saturn (34° from Sun, evening sky) at 20h UT. Mag. +0.5.|
|3||Moon near Venus (38° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. -4.0.
• Crescent Moon and Venus (APOD)
|6||Moon near Mars at 11h UT. Mag. +0.4.|
|7||First Quarter Moon at 19:51 UT.|
|12||Northern Taurid meteor shower peaks. Meteors often appear slow moving (28 km/sec) with the occasional very bright fireball.
• The Taurids (Gary Kronk)
|14||Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 11:30 UT (356,509 km; angular size 33.5′). Closest since 1948. Perigee only 2.4 hours before Full Moon.|
|14||Full Moon at 13:52 UT. Super Moon!
• Supermoon (Wikipedia)
• Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
|15||Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 2h UT.
• The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
|15||Moon very near Aldebaran (163° from Sun, morning sky) at 17h UT. Occultation visible from Central Asia.
• Occultation of Aldebaran (IOTA)
|17||Leonid meteor shower peaks. 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 observed pre-dawn hours of 17 Nov. Moonlight interferes.
• The Leonids (Gary Kronk)
• Meteor Shower Calendar PDF (IMO)
• Leonids Over Monument Valley (APOD)
|18||Moon near Castor (morning sky) at 12h UT.|
|18||Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 17h UT.|
|19||Mercury 2.8° NNE of Antares (13° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mags. -0.5 and +1.0.|
|19||Moon near Beehive cluster (morning sky) at 17h UT.
• Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
• M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
|21||Last Quarter Moon at 8:33 UT.|
|21||Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 10h UT.|
|23||Mercury 3.4° S of Saturn (15° from Sun, evening sky) at 16h UT. Mags. -0.5 and +0.5.|
|25||Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 3h UT. Mag. -1.8.|
|25||Moon near Spica (morning sky) at 19h UT.|
|27||Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 20h UT (distance 406,554 km; angular size 29.4′).|
|29||New Moon at 12:18 UT. Start of lunation 1162.
• Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
|November 2016 Sky All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT – 4 hours.|