Sun, Moon, and Stars: November 2002

Sun, moon, stars ONovember 2002
 
 


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November 2002—Week 1 (Nov. 1–2)

11/1:
0000 UT, 7 PM EST (Oct. 31)
Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is 1 degree 3 minutes south of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view by the Moon.
11/2:
1800 UT, 1 PM EST
Mars is 4 degrees south of the Moon.
 


November 2002—Week 2 (Nov. 3–9)
11/3:
1200 UT, 7 AM EST
The asteroid Juno is 0 degrees 6 minutes north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.
11/4:
0100 UT, 8 PM EST (Nov. 3)
The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.
 
1200 UT, 7 AM EST
Uranus appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.
 
2100 UT, 4 PM EST
NEW MOON


November 2002—Week 3 (Nov. 10–16)

 

11/10:
2200 UT, 5 PM EST
Neptune is 5 degrees north of the Moon.
11/11:
2100 UT, 4 PM EST
FIRST QUARTER
11/12:
0500 UT, 12 AM EST (midnight)
Uranus is 5 degrees north of the Moon.
11/14:
0500 UT, 12 AM EST (midnight)
Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.
11/16:
1100 UT, 6 AM EST
The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.


 

November 2002—Week 4 (Nov. 17–23)

 

11/19:
0400 UT, 11 PM EST (Nov. 18)
Venus appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.
11/20:
0200 UT, 9 PM EST (Nov. 19)
FULL MOON Partial eclipse
 
0500 UT, 12 AM EST (midnight)
Mars is 3 degrees north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.
11/22:
1200 UT, 7 AM EST
Saturn is 3 degrees south of the Moon.


 

November 2002—Week 5 (Nov. 24–30)

 

11/26:
0700 UT, 2 AM EST
Jupiter is 4 degrees south of the Moon.
11/27:
1600 UT, 11 AM EST
LAST QUARTER
11/29:
0300 UT, 10 PM EST (Nov. 28)
Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 4 seconds north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.
 
1800 UT, 1 PM EST
Ceres, the largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.


 

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