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Monthly Observing Information


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This page provides charts, and text concerning what is visible in the night sky during the month noted. All information is for Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but they can still provide useful information for most other areas of the U.S.A. Sky charts, Saturn ring plane, and Venus phase images are for Midnight, on the 15th day of the month. Sky charts are 100 degree field of view, and show objects down to 12th magnitude. Times in the Astronomy Lab 2 text information are in 24 hour format and have been adjusted for Daylight Savings Time. Subtract 12 hours from those over 12 to get the equivalent PM. RA and DEC given are for Epoch 2000.

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Baton Rouge Clear Sky Clock
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Baton Rouge Clear Sky Clock

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November

Moon Calendar

Moon Calendar

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Saturn’s Ring Plane

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Venus Phase

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                                                      Begin     End
  Date       Moonrise   Moonset   Sunrise   Sunset   Twilight  Twilight
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

11/1/2022        14:35     00:11     07:20     18:17     05:58     19:39
11/2/2022        15:15     01:19     07:20     18:16     05:59     19:38
11/3/2022        15:49     02:25     07:21     18:15     05:59     19:37
11/4/2022        16:20     03:29     07:22     18:14     06:00     19:37
11/5/2022        16:50     04:30     07:23     18:14     06:01     19:36
11/6/2022        17:20     05:31     07:24     18:13     06:01     19:35
11/7/2022        16:51     05:32     06:24     17:13     05:02     18:34
11/8/2022        17:25     06:32     06:25     17:12     05:03     18:34
11/9/2022        18:03     07:33     06:25     17:11     05:03     18:33
11/10/2022       18:45     08:32     06:26     17:11     05:04     18:33
11/11/2022       19:33     09:31     06:27     17:10     05:05     18:32
11/12/2022       20:24     10:24     06:28     17:09     05:06     18:32
11/13/2022       21:19     11:13     06:29     17:09     05:06     18:31
11/14/2022       22:15     11:56     06:30     17:08     05:07     18:31
11/15/2022       23:13     12:33     06:30     17:08     05:08     18:31
11/16/2022      ------     13:07     06:31     17:07     05:08     18:30
11/17/2022       00:09     13:38     06:32     17:07     05:09     18:30
11/18/2022       01:06     14:07     06:33     17:06     05:10     18:30
11/19/2022       02:03     14:35     06:34     17:06     05:11     18:29
11/20/2022       03:01     15:04     06:35     17:06     05:11     18:29
11/21/2022       04:02     15:36     06:36     17:05     05:12     18:29
11/22/2022       05:07     16:11     06:36     17:05     05:13     18:29
11/23/2022       06:15     16:54     06:37     17:05     05:14     18:29
11/24/2022       07:27     17:44     06:38     17:05     05:14     18:28
11/25/2022       08:38     18:43     06:39     17:04     05:15     18:28
11/26/2022       09:46     19:50     06:40     17:04     05:16     18:28
11/27/2022       10:44     21:00     06:41     17:04     05:16     18:28
11/28/2022       11:34     22:10     06:41     17:04     05:17     18:28
11/29/2022       12:16     23:19     06:42     17:04     05:18     18:28
11/30/2022       12:51    ------     06:43     17:04     05:19     18:28

'------' means the event does not occur on this date.


Object       Right ascensio Declination   Azimuth       Altitude      Earth distance  Sun distance    
------------ -------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- --------------- --------------- 
Sun          15h 21m 45.5s  -18° 28' 53"   12° 07' 45"  -77° 47' 09"                0               0 
Mercury      15h 36m 53.9s  -20° 01' 49"  354° 18' 35"  -79° 32' 00"      216,284,220      69,373,563 
Venus        15h 46m 15.7s  -19° 37' 47"  343° 10' 31"  -78° 44' 31"      254,643,172     108,516,001 
Mars         05h 32m 52.1s  +24° 30' 18"   95° 11' 19"  +62° 44' 10"       84,909,450     225,058,522 
Jupiter      23h 58m 27.3s  -01° 47' 59"  247° 46' 43"  +29° 45' 59"      643,997,764     740,850,012 
Saturn       21h 27m 31.6s  -16° 19' 34"  256° 25' 10"  -09° 13' 53"    1,475,520,184   1,473,134,888 
Uranus       02h 57m 14.4s  +16° 27' 39"  211° 54' 53"  +73° 51' 28"    2,796,451,386   2,943,618,991 
Neptune      23h 35m 16.2s  -03° 59' 34"  249° 39' 23"  +23° 48' 26"    4,399,410,701   4,474,998,755 
Pluto        19h 55m 42.3s  -23° 02' 17"  260° 07' 12"  -31° 34' 08"    5,247,099,093   5,183,066,760 
Moon         08h 53m 00.8s  +22° 50' 23"   74° 20' 22"  +19° 26' 48"          404,336               0 

Object       Rise:  Tran  Set: Phase   Constl    Magnitud 
------------ ----- ----- ----- ------- --------- -------- 
Sun          06:31 11:49 17:08   0.00%       Lib  unknown 
Mercury      06:52 12:06 17:19  99.47%       Lib     -1.0 
Venus        07:00 12:14 17:29  99.51%       Lib     -3.9 
Mars         18:51 02:00 09:04  97.05%       Tau     -1.5 
Jupiter      14:25 20:23 02:24  99.34%       Psc     -2.8 
Saturn       12:30 17:52 23:14  99.75%       Cap      0.7 
Uranus       16:39 23:21 06:07 100.00%       Ari      5.6 
Neptune      14:07 19:59 01:56  99.98%       Aqr      7.9 
Pluto        11:15 16:19 21:23  99.98%       Sgr     14.4 
Moon         23:12 05:27 12:33  62.47%       Cnc  unknown 

Moon Data
---------
Distance (km):                404,336.3
Distance (miles):             251,243.6
True Equatorial:              08h 49m 38.4s +23° 12' 32" 
Angular diameter:               0° 29' 43" 
Total libration (l,b):          2° 07' 58"  ,  6° 48' 23" 
Optical libration:              2° 09' 01"  ,  6° 47' 41" 
Physical libration:             0° 01' 03"  ,  0° 00' 42" 
Position Angle:                15° 42' 16" 
Pos. angle (bright limb):      75° 33' 29" 
Phase angle:                   15° 42' 16" 
Age:                          20.82

Mars Data
---------
Declination of earth:           0° 47' 26" 
Declination of Sun:             8° 53' 19" 
Longitude of the central Meridian: 97° 27' 26" 
Pos. Angle:                   330° 35' 09" 

Jupiter Data
-----------------
Declination of earth:           2° 17' 09" 
Declination of Sun:             2° 24' 55" 
Longitude of the central Meridian: 62° 05' 18" 
Pos. Angle:                   334° 28' 28" 

Saturn Data
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Declination of earth:          15° 05' 41" 
Declination of Sun:            12° 38' 02" 
Longitude of the central Meridian:  0° 00' 00" 
Pos. Angle:                     6° 30' 52" 


Name                          Month/Day    RA         Decl       Hourly Rate
----------------------------- ------------ ---------- ---------- -----------
Southern Taurids                   11/03         3.4       13.6         7
Pegasids                           11/12        22.3       21.0         5
Northern Taurids                   11/13         3.9       22.3         7
Leonids                            11/17        10.2       22.2        15
Andromedids                        11/27         1.7       44.0       100

Information for this section is from TheSkyX Student Edition

                         Lunar Eclipse Report for 2022

Lunar eclipse on 11/ 8/2022
Moon rise: 17:25
Moon set:   6:33
Magnitude:  1.36
Partial phase begins:     3:11
Total phase begins:       4:18
Time of maximum eclipse:  5:00
Total phase ends:         5:42
Partial phase ends:       6:50


              Planet View Info Report for 11/ 1/2022 to 11/30/2022

                                    Mercury

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022  5:58 17:06   14h07m02s  -11°51'16"    4°57'47"   0.989    1.39907
11/ 8/2022  6:26 17:11   14h50m54s  -16°13'01"    0°26'53"   1.000    1.43813
11/15/2022  6:52 17:19   15h35m20s  -19°55'00"    3°45'31"   0.995    1.44600
11/22/2022  7:18 17:29   16h20m43s  -22°48'47"    7°41'32"   0.979    1.42585
11/29/2022  7:42 17:43   17h07m06s  -24°46'40"   11°25'46"   0.952    1.37796

                                     Venus

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022  6:31 17:27   14h34m48s  -14°21'02"    2°27'34"   0.999    1.71403
11/ 8/2022  6:46 17:27   15h09m25s  -17°08'13"    4°07'57"   0.998    1.70925
11/15/2022  7:00 17:29   15h45m00s  -19°33'17"    5°50'56"   0.995    1.70246
11/22/2022  7:14 17:32   16h21m35s  -21°31'54"    7°33'58"   0.992    1.69369
11/29/2022  7:28 17:38   16h59m03s  -23°00'06"    9°16'30"   0.988    1.68294

                                      Mars

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022 19:57 10:05    5h40m45s   23°52'34"  132°56'52"   0.936    0.61978
11/ 8/2022 19:25  9:36    5h38m30s   24°11'39"  140°27'24"   0.953    0.59123
11/15/2022 18:51  9:04    5h33m07s   24°29'50"  148°41'32"   0.970    0.56830
11/22/2022 18:14  8:28    5h24m48s   24°45'17"  157°35'46"   0.984    0.55239
11/29/2022 17:35  7:51    5h14m12s   24°55'49"  166°58'49"   0.995    0.54492

                                    Jupiter

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022 15:22  3:22    0h01m09s   -1°34'08"  141°03'43"   0.996    4.14059
11/ 8/2022 14:53  2:53   23h59m26s   -1°43'30"  133°36'09"   0.995    4.21621
11/15/2022 14:25  2:24   23h58m18s   -1°48'58"  126°16'32"   0.993    4.30156
11/22/2022 13:57  1:56   23h57m46s   -1°50'23"  119°05'17"   0.992    4.39518
11/29/2022 13:30  1:28   23h57m51s   -1°47'41"  112°02'56"   0.991    4.49550

                                     Saturn

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022 13:24  0:12   21h26m20s  -16°26'26"  100°11'07"   0.998    9.64684
11/ 8/2022 12:57 23:41   21h26m55s  -16°23'16"   93°19'24"   0.997    9.76203
11/15/2022 12:30 23:15   21h27m48s  -16°18'34"   86°31'10"   0.997    9.87801
11/22/2022 12:04 22:49   21h29m01s  -16°12'22"   79°46'10"   0.998    9.99322
11/29/2022 11:37 22:23   21h30m32s  -16°04'43"   73°04'29"   0.998   10.10604

                                     Uranus

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022 17:36  7:04    2h59m34s   16°37'35"  171°17'49"   1.000   18.69903
11/ 8/2022 17:08  6:35    2h58m25s   16°32'44"  178°33'22"   1.000   18.68923
11/15/2022 16:39  6:06    2h57m15s   16°27'52"  174°03'33"   1.000   18.69455
11/22/2022 16:11  5:38    2h56m07s   16°23'05"  166°43'15"   1.000   18.71501
11/29/2022 15:42  5:09    2h55m01s   16°18'28"  159°22'05"   1.000   18.75038

                                    Neptune

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022 15:03  2:52   23h36m02s   -3°55'02"  134°23'12"   1.000   29.21118
11/ 8/2022 14:35  2:24   23h35m38s   -3°57'29"  127°16'08"   1.000   29.30338
11/15/2022 14:07  1:56   23h35m18s   -3°59'21"  120°09'02"   1.000   29.40454
11/22/2022 13:40  1:28   23h35m05s   -4°00'36"  113°01'55"   1.000   29.51320
11/29/2022 13:12  1:00   23h34m57s   -4°01'12"  105°55'08"   1.000   29.62771

                                     Pluto

Date       Rise  Set     RA         Dec         Elongation   Ill Fr  DIST(AU)

11/ 1/2022 12:11 22:19   19h54m50s  -23°04'25"   77°42'35"   1.000   34.83482
11/ 8/2022 11:43 21:52   19h55m13s  -23°03'33"   70°47'40"   1.000   34.95510
11/15/2022 11:16 21:25   19h55m42s  -23°02'26"   63°52'42"   1.000   35.07064
11/22/2022 10:49 20:58   19h56m16s  -23°01'06"   56°57'30"   1.000   35.17987
11/29/2022 10:22 20:31   19h56m55s  -22°59'33"   50°02'18"   1.000   35.28121


                         Planet Apsides Report for 2022

Mercury
  11/19/2022  Aphelion     Distance from Sun:   0.47 AU


       Planet Conjunction/Opposition Report for 11/ 1/2022 to 11/30/2022

Mercury

  Date        Hour   Event

  11/ 8/2022  18     Superior Conjunction  (Occultation)

Uranus

  Date        Hour   Event

  11/ 9/2022   2     Opposition                         


                               Planet Data Report


Planet       Mean Dist   Period of          Inclination     Equatorial
             From Sun    Revolution                         Diameter
             (AU)                                           (km)

Mercury       0.39        88    days         7°               4880
Venus         0.72       224.7  days         3.4°            12100
Earth         1.00       365.24 days         0°              12756
Mars          1.52       687    days         1.9°             6794
Jupiter       5.20        11.86 years        1.3°           143200
Saturn        9.54        29.46 years        2.5°           120000
Uranus       19.18        84    years        0.8°            52290
Neptune      30.06       165    years        1.8°            50450
Pluto        39.44       248    years       17.2°             2200-2300


                Moon Apsides Report for 11/ 1/2022 to 11/30/2022

Date          Hour    Apsis      Distance (km)    Diameter

11/14/2022     1      Apogee     404953           0.4918°
11/25/2022    20      Perigee    362815           0.5489°


                 Moon Nodes Report for 11/ 1/2022 to 11/30/2022

Date          Time     Node          Illuminated Fraction

11/ 8/2022     0:07    Ascending     1.00
11/22/2022    10:22    Descending    0.03


               Meteor Showers Report for 11/ 1/2022 to 11/30/2022

Date        Meteor Shower       ZHR  RA      DEC   Illum. Frac.  Longitude

11/ 3/2022  Taurids              8    3h44m   14°  0.77          221°
11/17/2022  Leonids             10   10h08m   22°  0.39          235°


                  Twilight Report for 11/ 1/2022 to 11/30/2022

Date         Sun            Astronomical   Nautical       Civil
             Rise   Set     Begin  End     Begin  End     Begin  End

11/ 1/2022    6:19  17:17    4:54  18:42    5:22  18:14    5:51  17:46
11/ 8/2022    6:25  17:12    4:59  18:38    5:27  18:10    5:56  17:41
11/15/2022    6:31  17:08    5:04  18:35    5:32  18:06    6:01  17:37
11/22/2022    6:37  17:05    5:09  18:33    5:37  18:04    6:07  17:35
11/29/2022    6:42  17:04    5:14  18:32    5:43  18:03    6:12  17:34

Information for this section is from Astronomy Lab 2.03


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