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Friday, 26 October 2012

Astronomical phenomena November 2012

November 13, 2012 - New Moon. Moon will be directly between Earth and Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 22:08 UT.

November 13, 2012 - Total eclipse of the Sun. This eclipse will not be visible but only in the extreme northern parts of Australia and South Pacific Ocean. Partial eclipse will be visible in most parts of eastern Australia and New Zealand.

November 17, 18, 2012 - 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.

November 27, 2012 - Conjunction of Venus and Saturn. These two bright planets will be close to 1 degree apart on the eastern morning sky.

November 27, 2012 - Mars comes into conjunction with Pluto.

November 28, 2012 - Full Moon. Earth will be between the Sun and Moon, and therefore, the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase takes place at 14:46 UT.

November 28, 2012 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible mostly in Europe, East Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean and North America.
Summary of November 2012.
-Jupiter is close to opposition during November and shines among the stars of the constellation Taurus. Reaches opposition on December 3.

-Venus and Saturn make their courtship each morning end of this month a spectacular union which places them in the same place.


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