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USPS Star Calendar for 21 to 27 November 14 November 2010

Posted by amedalen in November 2010.
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21   The Pleiades Cluster is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s upper right, magnitude 1.1 Aldebaran is 4 finger-widths to the lower right, and magnitude 0.2 Capella is 2½ fist-widths to the left. Full moon at 1727 UT

22   Aldebaran is 1 fist-width to the moon’s right or upper right in the east tonight.

24   The moon rises late tonight, with Orion, the Mighty Hunter, 2 fist-widths to its right and the Gemini Twins 1 fist-width to the left. Magnitude -0.4 Mercury and magnitude 1.3 Mars are now separated by 1½ finger-widths. Try to spot magnitude 3.4 theta Ophiuchi between the two planets. Use binoculars.

25   Magnitude 0.5 Procyon is 1½ fist-widths to the moon’s right late tonight. Just before midnight, look far to the left to see the Big Dipper standing on its handle just above the horizon.

27   The moon and magnitude 1.3 Regulus, 2 finger-widths apart, rise together before midnight. Using binoculars, try to spot magnitude 4.6 31 Leonis between them. Tomorrow morning, Regulus is directly above the moon high in the south.

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