Events for November 2015

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
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        (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).

Fred Espenak