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USPS Star Calendar for 13-19 November 6 November 2011

Posted by amedalen in November 2011.
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13 Nov    Rising 2 hours after sunset, the waning gibbous moon stands high in the east before midnight with Orion to the lower right and Gemini to the lower left.

15 Nov    Low in the east at midnight, the moon is between magnitude 0.5 Procyon, 1 fist-width to the lower right, and the Gemini Twins, 1 fist-width to the upper left.

17 Nov    High in the south before dawn, the Gemini Twins are 2 fist-widths the moon’s upper right. Procyon is the same distance to the lower right. The brightest star in the area, magnitude 2.2 Alphard in the constellation Hydra the Sea Serpent is 2 fist-widths to the moon’s lower left. Magnitude 1.3 Regulus is 2 fist-widths to the moon’s left, and magnitude 0.9 Mars is less than 2 finger-widths to the left of Regulus.

18 Nov    This morning, Regulus is 4 finger-widths to the moon’s left. The brighter Mars is just beyond Regulus, and Procyon is 3 fist-widths to the moon’s lower right. Alphard is 1.5 fist-widths below the moon. Last-quarter moon at 1509 UT

19 Nov    Look for Regulus and Mars above the waning crescent moon just before dawn.

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