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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.

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