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The most outstanding astronomical events for the month of November 2018 in the northern and southern hemispheres

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The sky of the month of November 2018 in the northern hemisphere

 

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Map of the northern hemisphere sky, seen from Madrid on November 15, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

  • 2. Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 6 o’clock TU.
  • 6. Moon very close to Spica (morning sky) at 3 o’clock TU.
  • 6. Moon near Venus (at 17º of the Sun, morning sky) at 9 o’clock TU. Mag. -4.3.
  • 6. Mercury at its highest east elongation (at 23º of the Sun, evening sky) at 3:00 pm TU. Mag. -0.2.
  • 7. New Moon at 4:02 PM. Beginning of the lunation 1186.
  • 9. Mercury at 1.8º of Antares (at 23º of the Sun, evening sky) at 12 o’clock TU. Mags. -0.1 and 1.0. Moon and Jupiter close.
  • 11. Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 4:00 PM. Mag. 0.6.
  • 14. Moon in apogee (farthest from Earth) at 16h UT (distance 404.339 km, angular size 29.6 ‘).
  • 14. Venus at 1.3º east of Spica (at 28º of the Sun, morning sky) at 20h TU. Mags. -4.5 and 1.0.
  • 15. Crescent Moon at 14:53 TU.
  • 16. Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 5 o’clock TU. Mag. -0.3.
  • 17. Leonid meteor shower peak at 10pm TU. It arises from the remains expelled by Comet Tempel-Tuttle. It produces very fast (71 km / sec). 10 to 15 meteors per hour are expected under dark skies.
  • 23. Moon near the Pleiades (midnight sky) at 5 o’clock TU.
  • 23. Full Moon at 5:40 TU.
  • 23. Moon near Aldebaran (midnight sky) at 9pm TU.
  • 26. Jupiter in conjunction with the Sun at 7 o’clock TU. Go to the morning sky (not visible).
  • 26. Moon in perigee (closest to Earth) at 12:07 TU (366,620 km, angular size 32.6 ‘).
  • 26. Moon near Castor (morning sky) at 18h TU.
  • 26. Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 23 o’clock TU.
  • 27. Mercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun at 9 o’clock TU. Mercury passes into the morning sky. Not visible.
  • 27. Moon near the Manger Cluster M44 (morning sky) at 10pm TU.
  • 29. Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 11 o’clock TU.
  • 30. Moon in Waning Quarter at 00:20 TU.
  • 30. Venus at its maximum brightness at 2h TU. Mag. -4.7.

All hours in Universal Time (TU).

Good heavens! See you next month!

The sky of the month of November 2018 in the southern hemisphere

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Map of the southern hemisphere sky, seen from Buenos Aires on November 15, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

  • 2. Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 6 o’clock TU.
  • 6. Moon very close to Spica (morning sky) at 3 o’clock TU.
  • 6. Moon near Venus (at 17º of the Sun, morning sky) at 9 o’clock TU. Mag. -4.3.
  • 6. Mercury at its highest east elongation (at 23º of the Sun, evening sky) at 3:00 pm TU. Mag. -0.2.
  • 7. New Moon at 4:02 PM. Beginning of the lunation 1186.
  • 9. Mercury at 1.8º of Antares (at 23º of the Sun, evening sky) at 12 o’clock TU. Mags. -0.1 and 1.0. Moon and Jupiter close.
  • 11. Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 4:00 PM. Mag. 0.6.
  • 14. Moon in apogee (farthest from Earth) at 16h UT (distance 404.339 km, angular size 29.6 ‘).
  • 14. Venus at 1.3º east of Spica (at 28º of the Sun, morning sky) at 20h TU. Mags. -4.5 and 1.0.
  • 15. Crescent Moon at 14:53 TU.
  • 16. Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 5 o’clock TU. Mag. -0.3.
  • 17. Leonid meteor shower peak at 10pm TU. It arises from the remains expelled by Comet Tempel-Tuttle. It produces very fast (71 km / sec). 10 to 15 meteors per hour are expected under dark skies.
  • 23. Moon near the Pleiades (midnight sky) at 5 o’clock TU.
  • 23. Full Moon at 5:40 TU.
  • 23. Moon near Aldebaran (midnight sky) at 9pm TU.
  • 26. Jupiter in conjunction with the Sun at 7 o’clock TU. Go to the morning sky (not visible).
  • 26. Moon in perigee (closest to Earth) at 12:07 TU (366,620 km, angular size 32.6 ‘).
  • 26. Moon near Castor (morning sky) at 18h TU.
  • 26. Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 23 o’clock TU.
  • 27. Mercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun at 9 o’clock TU. Mercury passes into the morning sky. Not visible.
  • 27. Moon near the Manger Cluster M44 (morning sky) at 10pm TU.
  • 29. Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 11 o’clock TU.
  • 30. Moon in Waning Quarter at 00:20 TU.
  • 30. Venus at its maximum brightness at 2h TU. Mag. -4.7.

All hours in Universal Time (TU).

Good heavens! See you next month!

Universal Time : Tue, Dec 25 2018 14:18:08 (Real time)