Events for November 2017

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for November 2017.

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 2017
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        (h:m)
Nov 02  13:58  Venus 3.3°N of Spica
Nov 04  05:23  FULL MOON 
Nov 05  11     S Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 06  00:09  Moon at Perigee: 361438 km
Nov 06  02:19  Aldebaran 0.8°S of Moon
Nov 10  01:58  Beehive 2.7°N of Moon
Nov 10  20:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 10  22:40  Moon at Ascending Node 
Nov 11  16:07  Regulus 0.4°S of Moon
Nov 12  11     N Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 12  17:50  Mercury 2.2°N of Antares
Nov 15  00:40  Mars 3.2°S of Moon
Nov 17  17     Leonid Meteor Shower
Nov 18  11:42  NEW MOON 
Nov 21  00:34  Saturn 3.0°S of Moon
Nov 21  18:52  Moon at Apogee: 406132 km
Nov 24  00     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 22.0°E
Nov 25  08:22  Moon at Descending Node 
Nov 26  17:03  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 29  14:30  Mars 2.9°N of Spica

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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Atlantic Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Eastern Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Central Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Mountain Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Pacific Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alaska Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Hawaii Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The astronomical highlight of 2017 is the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. This is the first total eclipse visible from the continental USA in 38 years. For complete details on this highly anticipated event, see: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (EclipseWise.com).

For information on all solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2017.

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