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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Astronomical phenomena November 2013

Calendar with astronomical events of November. The most important event for amateur astronomers this month will definitely be comet ISON which this month will make its appearance in our sky, most likely to be seen with the naked eye.

Early November: Comet ISON may be seen with the naked eye for observers.


01 november 2013  Venus reaches the highest elongation: 47.1°E at  11:00

03 november 2013 - New Moon. Moon will be between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase takes place at 12:50.

05 November 2013 - ISON crossing the border of the constellation Leo in Virgo.

06 november 2013  - Moon at the Perigee  at 11:28 Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth: 365,362 km from Earth.

06 november 2013Saturn-Sun Conjunction  at 13:00.

08 november 2013  Mercury at Aphelion . Mercury reaches the farthest point from the Sun at 02:00.

 08 November 2013 - ISON passes through the equinoctial in Virgo.

17 november 2013 - Full Moon. Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 15:16.

17, 18 november 2013 - Leonids - meteor shower.- Leonids meteor showers are one of the best for observation. You will see about 40 meteors per hour.Leonids have a cyclic peak year every 33 years when hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. Last time this phenomenon occurred in 2001. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo after midnight and the meteors originates from the tail of the Comet Temple-Tuttle.

18 November 2013 - ISON pass just 0.38 degrees north of the bright star Spica.

18 november 2013  Mercury reaches the highest elongation: 19.5°W  at  04:00. 

22 november 2013  - Moon at the Apogee  at 11:50 Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point from Earth: 405,446 km from Earth.

22 November 2013 - ISON passes in the constellation Libra.

23 November 2013 - ISON  lies 4.7 degrees SSW of Mercury and 4.9 SW of Saturn.
25 November 2013 - ISON  visits another famous comet, passings just 1.2 degrees south of the comet 2P/Encke within which may shine at magnitude 8.

26 november 2013- Mercury - Saturn: 0.3° at  07:00.

27 November 2013 - ISON  enters SOHO's coronagraph LASCO C3.

28 November 2013 - ISON  reaches perihelion, the closest point to the Sun, at ~18:00 PM EST / 23:00 UT.

 Observing the planets:

Early evening: Venus, at south-west.

In the morning, before sunrise: at west, Jupiter, and Mars at east.

30 minutes before sunrise: Mercury and Saturn will be visible at the horizon to the east, starting November 20.


November 22: Sun enters the astrological sign of Sagittarius

November 23: The Sun enters the astronomical constellation Scorpio

November 30: Sun enters the astronomical constellation Ophiuchus, the thirteenth constellation of the zodiac

Previous calendar:  Astronomical phenomena October 2013


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