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  Sky Calendar -- November 2010
1 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 2h UT.
3 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 17h UT (364,191 km; 33.0').
4 Moon near Spica (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 22h UT.
5 Taurid (south) meteor shower peaks. Active between 25 Sept and 25 Nov. Associated with Comet 2P/Encke.
The Taurids (Gary Kronk)
The Southern Taurids (IMO)
6 New Moon at 4:52 UT. Start of lunation 1087.
7 Moon near Mercury (12° from Sun, evening sky) at 3h UT. Mag. -0.5.
7 Moon near Mars (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 23h UT. Mag. +1.4.
8 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 1h UT.
8 Moon, Mars and Antares within 5° circle at 3h UT.
11 Mars 3.9° N of Antares (evening sky) at 1h UT. Mags. +1.4 and +1.0.
12 Taurid (north) meteor shower peaks. May produce the occasional bright fireball.
The Taurids (Gary Kronk)
The Northern Taurids (IMO)
13 First Quarter Moon at 16:39 UT.
14 Mercury, Mars and Antares within 5° circle at 18h UT. Mags. -0.4, +1.4 and +1.0.
15 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 12h UT (distance 404,631 km; angular size 29.2').
15 Mercury 2.4° NNE of Antares at 19h UT. Mags. -0.4 and +1.0.
16 Moon near Jupiter at 9h UT. Mag. -2.7.
17 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 21h UT. Arises from debris ejected by Comet Tempel-Tuttle in 1533. Expect about 25 to 30 meteors per hour under dark skies.
The Leonids (Gary Kronk)
The Leonids (IMO)
21 Full Moon at 17:27 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
21 Moon near the Pleiades (midnight sky) at 21h UT.
22 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 15h UT.
26 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (morning sky) at 20h UT.
28 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 8h UT.
28 Last Quarter Moon at 20:36 UT.
30 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 19h UT (369,430 km; 32.2').
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Standard Time = UT - 5 hours.

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