The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for November 2015. 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 2015 ------ ----- -------------------------------------------- (h:m) Nov 03 12:24 LAST QUARTER MOON Nov 05 04:19 Regulus 3.2°N of Moon Nov 05 23 S Taurid Meteor Shower Nov 06 15:49 Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon Nov 07 09:56 Mars 1.8°N of Moon Nov 07 13:54 Venus 1.2°N of Moon Nov 07 15:53 Moon at Ascending Node Nov 07 21:48 Moon at Apogee: 405724 km Nov 09 12:27 Spica 4.3°S of Moon Nov 11 17:47 NEW MOON Nov 12 22 N Taurid Meteor Shower Nov 17 15 Mercury at Superior Conjunction Nov 18 05 Leonid Meteor Shower Nov 19 06:27 FIRST QUARTER MOON Nov 21 00 Mars at Aphelion Nov 21 13:56 Moon at Descending Node Nov 23 20:06 Moon at Perigee: 362818 km Nov 25 22:44 FULL MOON Nov 26 09:33 Aldebaran 0.7°S of Moon Nov 29 06 Venus at Perihelion Nov 29 19:20 Venus 3.9°N of Spica Nov 30 00 Saturn in Conjunction with Sun
As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.
Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.
|Time Zones||Calendars of Astronomical Events|
|Greenwich Mean Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Atlantic Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Eastern Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Central Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Mountain Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Pacific Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Alaska Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Hawaii Standard Time||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.
For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2015.
The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).
- More Information
- Sky Events Calendar (AstroPixels.com)
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance (Sky & Telescope)
- Heavens Above
- Cal Sky
- Star Date
- Eclipses During 2015 (EclipseWise.com)
- Additional Astronomical Events
- Solstices and Equinoxes: 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- Perihelion and Aphelion: 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- Phases of the Moon: 2001 to 2100 (Greenwich Mean Time)
- Full Moon at Perigee (Super Moon): 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- More Astronomical Data (AstroPixels.com)
- Solar and Lunar Eclipses (EclipseWise.com)