Calendar with astronomical events for you to observe.
Opportunities for observation for November 2015:
Here's how it looks:
►November 03, 2015 - Moon at the last quarter, at 12:24 GMT.
►November 06, 2015 - Comet P / 2008 Y2 (Gibbs) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on December 1, 2008. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
►November 7, 2015 - Moon at apogee. Luna reach the farthest point from Earth (405724 km from Earth) at 21:48 GMT
►November 11, 2015 - New Moon. Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 17:47 GMT.
►November 12,13, 2015 - Taurid meteor shower. Taurids are a long time minor meteor shower, producing only about 5 to 10 meteors per hour. It is unusual that it consists of two separate streams. The first is produced by dust particles of asteroid 2004 TG10. The second current is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke. The shower takes place annually between October 20 to December 10. This year the maximum is on the night of November 12. The new Moon will not block the meteors. If you are very patient, you may be able to observe a lot of them. The best time for viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation of Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
►November 14, 2015 - Comet 10P / Tempel 2 reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on July 3, 1873. Its diameter is 10.6 km. It has an orbit of 5.38 years.
►November 17, 2015 - Mercury at superior conjunction. Mercury passes on the opposite side of the Sun from the Earth at 15:00 GMT.
►November 17,18, 2015 - 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. The Moon this year, will not be a big problem.
►November 19, 2015 - Moon at the first quarter. at 06:27 GMT.
►November 21, 2015 - Mars at aphelion. The planet is the farthest point from the Sun at 00:00 GMT.
►November 23, 2015 - The Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth (362818 km from Earth) at 20:06 GMT
►November 25, 2015 - Full Moon. The earth will be between the Sun and the Moon, and therefore, the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 22:44 GMT.
►November 26, 2015 - Aldebaran 0.7 ° S of Moon at 09:33 GMT.
►November 26, 2015 - Venus at perihelion. Venus reaches the closest point to the Sun, at 06:00.
►November 30 2015 - Conjunction of Saturn and the Sun. 00:00 GMT.
►November 30, 2015 - Comet P / 2010 R2 (La Sagra) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on August 12, 2010. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
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