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 ------ ----- -------------------------------------------- (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|
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|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).
- More Information
- Sky Events Calendar (AstroPixels.com)
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance (Sky & Telescope)
- Heavens Above
- Cal Sky
- Star Date
- Eclipses During 2017 (EclipseWise.com)
- 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (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)