Jeff Benuzzi's Observing Recommendations
Jeff Benuzzi is an amateur astronomer and ham
|4||Full Moon at 5:23 UT.|
|5||Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 11h UT.|
|6||Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 0:21 UT (361,438 km; angular size 33.1').|
Moon near Aldebaran
(morning sky) at 1h UT.
Occultation visible from
east USA, Canada, Greenland,
• Occultation of Aldebaran (IOTA)
Moon near Beehive cluster
(morning sky) at 2 UT.
• Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
• M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
|10||Last Quarter Moon at 20:37 UT.|
Moon near Regulus
(79° from Sun, morning sky)
at 16h UT. Occultation
visible from NE Asia and S
• Occultation of Regulus (IOTA)
Northern Taurid meteor
shower peaks. Meteors
often appear slow moving (28
km/sec) with the occasional
very bright fireball.
• The Taurids (Gary Kronk)
|12||Mercury 2.2° N of Antares (20° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mags. −0.3 and 1.0.|
|13||Venus 0.26° NNE of Jupiter (14° from Sun, morning sky) at 8h UT. Mags. −3.9 and −1.7.|
|15||Moon near Mars (morning sky) at 3h UT. Mag. 1.8.|
|15||Moon near Spica (morning sky) at 20h UT.|
|17||Moon, Venus and Jupiter within 4.9° circle (15° from Sun, morning sky) at 4h UT. Mags. −3.9 and −1.7.|
Leonid meteor shower
peaks at 17h UT. Arises from
debris ejected by Comet
Tempel-Tuttle in 1533.
Produces very fast meteors
(71 km/sec). Expect 10 to 15
meteors per hour under dark
• The Leonids (Gary Kronk)
• Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
• Leonids Over Monument Valley (APOD)
New Moon at 11:42 UT.
Start of lunation 1174.
• Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
|20||Moon near Mercury (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 11h UT.|
|21||Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. 0.5.|
|21||Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 19h UT (distance 406,132 km; angular size 29.4').|
|26||First Quarter Moon at 17:02 UT.|
|27||Moon near Neptune (96° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. 7.9. Occultation visible from Antarctica.|
|29||Mars 3.1° NNE of Spica (morning sky) at 23h UT. Mags. 1.7 and 1.0.|
|All times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Daylight Time = UT - 5 hours. On Sunday, November 5th, it will be Central STANDARD time, which will be UT - 6 hours.|
Clear skies till next month
Jeff's Binocular Picks
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