Events for November 2014

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for November 2014. 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 2014
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        (h:m)

Nov 01  12     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.7°W
    03  00:21  Moon at Perigee: 367871 km
    04  12:10  Mercury-Spica: 3.9°N
    05  03:13  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  22:23  FULL MOON 
    14  15:16  MOON AT LAST QUARTER 
    15  01:56  Moon at Apogee: 404338 km
    18  08     Saturn-Sun Conjunction 
    19  08:18  Moon at Ascending Node 
    22  12:32  NEW MOON 
    27  23:11  Moon at Perigee: 369825 km
    29  10:06  MOON AT FIRST QUARTER 

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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Eastern Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Central Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mountain Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pacific Standard Time 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