Events for November 2013

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for November 2013. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for November 2013
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        (h:m)
Nov 01  09     Venus at Greatest Elongation: 47.1°E
Nov 01  20     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
Nov 03  06:52  Moon at Ascending Node 
Nov 03  12:47  Hybrid Solar Eclipse; mag=1.014
Nov 03  12:50  NEW MOON 
Nov 05  11     S Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 06  09:28  Moon at Perigee: 365362 km
Nov 06  11     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
Nov 08  00     Mercury at Perihelion 
Nov 08  15:08  Jupiter 6.1°S of Pollux
Nov 10  05:57  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 12  10     N Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 16  05:30  Moon at Descending Node 
Nov 17  15:16  FULL MOON 
Nov 17  16     Leonid Meteor Shower
Nov 18  02     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 19.5°W
Nov 18  20:00  Aldebaran 2.7°S of Moon
Nov 22  05:21  Jupiter 5.1°N of Moon
Nov 22  09:50  Moon at Apogee: 405446 km
Nov 25  15:45  Regulus 5.6°N of Moon
Nov 25  19:28  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 26  05     Mercury 0.3° of Saturn
Nov 27  16:10  Mars 5.7°N of Moon
Nov 29  16:43  Spica 0.9°S of Moon
Nov 30  16:59  Moon at Ascending Node 

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for five time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Eastern Standard Time 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Central Standard Time 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mountain Standard Time 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pacific Standard Time 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

For additional years and time zones, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The sky events tables were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak


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