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  Sky Calendar -- November 2022
1 First Quarter Moon at 6:38 UT.
2 Moon near Saturn at 0h UT (evening sky). Mag. 0.7.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
4 Moon near Jupiter at 23h UT (evening sky). Mag. −2.8.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
8 Total Lunar Eclipse begins at 10:17 UT and ends at 11:41 UT. Greatest eclipse at 10:59 UT. Partial phases begin at 9:09 UT and end at 12:49 UT. During totality the Moon will appear red-orange in color once it passes into the Earth's shadow, the color of all the sunsets and sunrises in Earth's atmosphere. The total lunar eclipse will be visible from Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas.
Total Lunar Eclipse of 2022 Nov 8 (PDF) (NASA)
Lunar Eclipses (2021 - 2030) (NASA)
Eclipses of the Moon (Mr Eclipse)
8 Full Moon at 11:02 UT.
8 Moon near Uranus at 13h UT (midnight sky). Mag. 5.6. Occultation visible from east Asia, Japan and Alaska.
Occultation of Uranus (IOTA)
8 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 16h UT. The inner planet passes into the evening sky.
9 Uranus at opposition at 8h UT. Mag. 5.6.
Uranus (Wikipedia)
9 Moon near the Pleiades at 15h UT (morning sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
10 Moon near Aldebaran at 9h UT (morning sky).
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
11 Moon near Mars at 14h UT (morning sky). Mag. −1.5.
Mars (Wikipedia)
12 Moon near M35 star cluster at 5h UT (morning sky).
Messier 35 (Wikipedia)
12 Moon at northernmost declination (27.5°) at 14h UT.
13 Moon near Castor at 19h UT (morning sky).
14 Moon near Pollux at 1h UT (morning sky).
14 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 7h UT (distance 404,921km; angular size 29.5').
15 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 5h UT (morning sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
16 Last Quarter Moon at 13:28 UT.
17 Moon near Regulus at 2h UT (morning sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
19 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 6h UT. Arises from debris ejected by comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Produces very fast meteors (70 km/sec). Expect 10−15 meteors per hour under dark skies. Moonlight will interfere with observations.
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
Leonids Over Monument Valley (APOD)
21 Moon near Spica at 8h UT (morning sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
23 New Moon at 22:56 UT. Start of lunation 1236.
26 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 1:37 UT (distance 362,826km; angular size 32.9').
29 Moon near Saturn at 8h UT (evening sky). Mag. 0.8.
30 First Quarter Moon at 14:37 UT.
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Standard Time = UT − 5 hours.
  • US Pacific Standard Time = UT − 8 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Daylight Time = UT + 11 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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