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  Sky Calendar -- November 2011
1 Mercury 2.0° SSW of Venus (20° from Sun, evening sky) at 23h UT. Mags. -0.3 and -3.9.
2 First Quarter Moon at 16:38 UT.
8 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 13h UT (distance 406,177 km; angular size 29.4').
9 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 17h UT. Mag. -2.9.
10 Mercury, Venus and Antares within 3.9° circle (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 11h UT. Mags. -0.3, -3.9 and +1.0.
10 Full Moon at 20:16 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
11 Mars 1.3° NNE of Regulus (78° from Sun, morning sky) at 1h UT. Mags. +1.0 and +1.4.
11 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 21h UT.
Pleiades (star cluster) (Wikipedia)
12 Taurid (north) meteor shower peaks. Active between 20 Oct and 10 Dec. Associated with Comet 2P/Encke. May produce the occasional bright fireball, also called Halloween fireballs.
The Taurids (Gary Kronk)
The Northern Taurids (IMO)
12 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 18h UT.
14 Saturn 4.3° NNE of Spica (28° from Sun, morning sky) at 7h UT. Mags. +0.7 and +1.0.
14 Mercury at greatest elongation, 23° east from Sun (evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. -0.2.
17 Moon near Beehive cluster (morning sky) at 4h UT.
18 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 4h 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)
18 Last Quarter Moon at 15:09 UT.
18 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 23h UT.
19 Moon near Mars (morning sky) at 4h UT. Mag. +0.9.
22 Moon near Spica (morning sky) at 18h UT.
22 Moon near Saturn (morning sky) at 20h UT.
23 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23h UT (359,691 km; 33.2').
25 New Moon at 6:10 UT. Start of lunation 1100.
27 Moon near Venus (25° from Sun, evening sky) at 3h UT. Mag. -3.9.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Daylight Time = UT - 4 hours.

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