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  Sky Calendar -- November 2013
1 Venus at greatest elongation, 47° east of Sun (evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. +4.4.
1 Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun at 20h UT. Mercury passes into the morning sky. Not visible.
2 Moon very near Spica (16° from Sun, morning sky) at 5h UT. Occultation visible from eastern Europe.
Occultation of Spica (US Naval Observatory)
Occultation of Spica (IOTA)
3 New Moon at 12:48 UT. Start of lunation 1124.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
3 Total Solar Eclipse from 11:05 to 14:28 UT, greatest eclipse at 12:48 UT. Totality visible along a narrow path between North Atlantic (sunrise) and equatorial Africa (sunset). Partial eclipse in most of Africa, NE South America, southern Europe, and east coast North America.
Annular/Total Solar Eclipse of 2013 November 3 (NASA)
5 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 12h UT.
6 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 9h UT (365,361 km; angular size 32.7').
7 Moon near Venus (47° from Sun, evening sky) at 0h UT. Mag. -4.5.
10 First Quarter Moon at 5:58 UT.
12 Taurid (north) meteor shower peaks. Active between 20 Oct and 10 Dec. Associated with Comet 2P/Encke. May produce the occasional bright fireball.
The Taurids (Gary Kronk)
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
17 Full Moon at 15:15 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
17 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 10h and 16h UT. Arises from debris ejected by Comet Tempel-Tuttle in 1533. Expect up to 15 meteors per hour under dark skies. Unfavorable this year due to strong moonlight.
The Leonids (Gary Kronk)
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
18 Moon near the Pleiades (midnight sky) at 0h UT.
18 Mercury at greatest elongation, 20° west of Sun (morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. -0.5.
18 Comet ISON 0.4° N of Spica (32° from Sun, morning sky) at 2h UT.
18 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 21h UT.
22 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 3h UT. Mag. -2.5.
22 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 10h UT (distance 405,443 km; angular size 29.5').
23 Moon near Beehive Cluster (morning sky) at 16h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
25 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 13h UT.
25 Last Quarter Moon at 19:29 UT.
27 Moon near Mars (morning sky) at 13h UT. Mag. +1.3.
28 Comet ISON at perihelion at 23h UT.
29 Moon very near Spica (morning sky) at 19h UT. Occultation visible in Alaska.
Occultation of Spica (US Naval Observatory)
Occultation of Spica (IOTA)
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Standard Time = UT - 5 hours.

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