Events for November 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for November 2016. 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 2016
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        (h:m)
Nov 02  19:38  Saturn 3.7°S of Moon
Nov 05  05     S Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 06  12:07  Mars 5.3°S of Moon
Nov 07  19:51  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 09  15:57  Moon at Descending Node 
Nov 12  04     N Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 14  11:23  Moon at Perigee: 356512 km
Nov 14  13:52  FULL MOON 
Nov 15  16:50  Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
Nov 17  11     Leonid Meteor Shower
Nov 19  17:51  Beehive 4.3°N of Moon
Nov 21  08:33  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 21  10:08  Regulus 1.3°N of Moon
Nov 22  02:48  Moon at Ascending Node 
Nov 23  19     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
Nov 25  01:47  Jupiter 1.9°S of Moon
Nov 27  20:08  Moon at Apogee: 406556 km
Nov 29  12:18  NEW MOON 

As the events above transpire, I will occassionally 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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

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