November 2016 star calendar

Star calendar 1–30 November 2016

2 Nov     At dusk, Saturn is 1½ finger-widths below the moon and Venus is 3 finger-widths to the lower left. The equation of time is at its maximum for the year, 16.48 minutes.

5 Nov     Low in the south at dusk, Mars is 3 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left, and bright Altair is 2½ fist-widths above the moon.

6 Nov     Daylight saving time ends this morning at 0200. Turn your clocks back.

14 Nov    Aldebaran is 4 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left. The Pleiades Cluster is 4 finger-widths above the moon. The moon is at perigee, 55.9 Earth-radii (357,000 kilometers) away. The closest perigee in 30 years occurs only 2.4 hours before the full moon, so watch for tidal extremes.

15 Nov    By midnight, the moon and Aldebaran are high in the southeast with Aldebaran 3 finger-widths to the upper right. Betelgeuse is 1½ fist-widths below the moon.

16 Nov    Tonight the moon lies between Pollux, 2 fist-widths to the lower left, and Aldebaran, the same distance to the upper right. Betelgeuse is 1 fist-width to the right or lower right. Capella is 3 fist-widths to the upper left. The Leonid meteor shower should be at its best tonight and tomorrow morning.

17 Nov    Low in the east late tonight, Pollux is 1 fist-width to the moon’s left.

18 Nov    Low in the east at midnight, Procyon is 1 fist-width to the moon’s right.

20 Nov    High in the south before dawn, Regulus is 1 fist-width to the moon’s left.

21 Nov    High in the south before dawn, Regulus is 1 finger-width to the first-quarter moon’s upper right.

24 Nov    Low in the east before first light, Jupiter is 3 finger-widths below the moon, and Spica is 4 finger-widths beyond Jupiter.

25 Nov    This morning, the moon is to Jupiter’s lower left, and Spica is less than 3 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right.

27 Nov    The moon is at apogee, 63.7 Earth-radii (407,000 kilometers) away.

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