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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 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

Kisatchie Clear Sky Clock
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Kisatchie Clear Sky Clock

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November

Moon Calendar

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Sky charts

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Saturn’s Ring Plane

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Venus Phase

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Sun and Moon Rise and Set

  Date       Moonrise   Moonset   Sunrise   Sunset   Twilight  Twilight
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11/1/2017        16:58     04:26     07:20     18:17     05:58     19:38
11/2/2017        17:37     05:28     07:20     18:16     05:59     19:38
11/3/2017        18:18     06:32     07:21     18:15     05:59     19:37
11/4/2017        19:04     07:39     07:22     18:14     06:00     19:36
11/5/2017        19:54     08:46     07:23     18:14     06:01     19:36
11/6/2017        19:49     08:53     06:23     17:13     05:01     18:35
11/7/2017        20:48     09:58     06:24     17:12     05:02     18:34
11/8/2017        21:50     10:58     06:25     17:12     05:03     18:34
11/9/2017        22:53     11:52     06:26     17:11     05:04     18:33
11/10/2017       23:55     12:40     06:26     17:11     05:04     18:33
11/11/2017      ------     13:24     06:27     17:10     05:05     18:32
11/12/2017       00:56     14:03     06:28     17:09     05:06     18:32
11/13/2017       01:55     14:39     06:29     17:09     05:06     18:31
11/14/2017       02:52     15:14     06:30     17:08     05:07     18:31
11/15/2017       03:48     15:49     06:31     17:08     05:08     18:31
11/16/2017       04:43     16:23     06:31     17:07     05:09     18:30
11/17/2017       05:38     17:00     06:32     17:07     05:09     18:30
11/18/2017       06:32     17:38     06:33     17:06     05:10     18:30
11/19/2017       07:26     18:18     06:34     17:06     05:11     18:29
11/20/2017       08:17     19:02     06:35     17:06     05:12     18:29
11/21/2017       09:08     19:49     06:36     17:05     05:12     18:29
11/22/2017       09:56     20:37     06:37     17:05     05:13     18:29
11/23/2017       10:40     21:29     06:37     17:05     05:14     18:29
11/24/2017       11:22     22:21     06:38     17:04     05:14     18:28
11/25/2017       12:02     23:16     06:39     17:04     05:15     18:28
11/26/2017       12:39    ------     06:40     17:04     05:16     18:28
11/27/2017       13:16     00:12     06:41     17:04     05:17     18:28
11/28/2017       13:52     01:09     06:42     17:04     05:17     18:28
11/29/2017       14:29     02:08     06:42     17:04     05:18     18:28
11/30/2017       15:09     03:10     06:43     17:04     05:19     18:28

Information and images in this section from The Sky6 Professional

Solar System Information

              Planet View Info Report for 11/ 1/2017 to 11/30/2017

                                    Mercury

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

11/ 1/2017  7:32 17:58   15h20m33s  -19°51'37"   14°13'29"   0.926    1.35899
11/ 8/2017  7:54 18:05   16h02m52s  -22°47'20"   17°31'28"   0.877    1.28730
11/15/2017  8:14 18:13   16h44m30s  -24°47'11"   20°14'28"   0.802    1.18810
11/22/2017  8:26 18:21   17h22m45s  -25°42'40"   21°52'46"   0.681    1.05940
11/29/2017  8:24 18:20   17h50m44s  -25°27'17"   21°03'00"   0.478    0.90475

                                     Venus

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

11/ 1/2017  5:01 16:31   13h23m12s   -7°08'51"   16°55'28"   0.958    1.60896
11/ 8/2017  5:14 16:29   13h56m06s  -10°23'58"   15°10'44"   0.966    1.62861
11/15/2017  5:28 16:28   14h29m44s  -13°27'34"   13°26'15"   0.974    1.64609
11/22/2017  5:42 16:28   15h04m13s  -16°15'04"   11°42'10"   0.980    1.66137
11/29/2017  5:56 16:29   15h39m40s  -18°41'50"    9°58'30"   0.986    1.67449

                                      Mars

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

11/ 1/2017  3:46 15:44   12h23m13s   -1°16'20"   32°56'32"   0.973    2.40615
11/ 8/2017  3:39 15:28   12h39m27s   -3°01'31"   35°32'10"   0.969    2.36455
11/15/2017  3:32 15:13   12h55m43s   -4°45'33"   38°09'29"   0.965    2.32004
11/22/2017  3:24 14:58   13h12m04s   -6°27'52"   40°48'28"   0.960    2.27269
11/29/2017  3:17 14:43   13h28m31s   -8°07'55"   43°28'51"   0.956    2.22265

                                    Jupiter

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

11/ 1/2017  5:59 17:04   14h10m58s  -12°07'07"    4°13'03"   1.000    6.42881
11/ 8/2017  5:38 16:41   14h16m50s  -12°37'32"    9°38'09"   1.000    6.41287
11/15/2017  5:18 16:19   14h22m42s  -13°07'07"   15°08'34"   0.999    6.38642
11/22/2017  4:57 15:56   14h28m31s  -13°35'43"   20°42'13"   0.999    6.34954
11/29/2017  4:37 15:33   14h34m15s  -14°03'10"   26°18'50"   0.998    6.30247

                                     Saturn

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

11/ 1/2017  9:50 20:02   17h36m25s  -22°19'36"   45°47'44"   0.999   10.74976
11/ 8/2017  9:25 19:38   17h39m20s  -22°22'03"   39°27'42"   0.999   10.82830
11/15/2017  9:01 19:13   17h42m26s  -22°24'18"   33°08'32"   0.999   10.89698
11/22/2017  8:37 18:49   17h45m40s  -22°26'18"   26°50'00"   1.000   10.95489
11/29/2017  8:13 18:25   17h49m02s  -22°28'02"   20°32'11"   1.000   11.00131

                                     Uranus

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

11/ 1/2017 16:31  5:24    1h37m25s    9°29'30"  167°14'39"   1.000   18.94174
11/ 8/2017 16:03  4:55    1h36m23s    9°23'43"  159°58'01"   1.000   18.97651
11/15/2017 15:35  4:26    1h35m26s    9°18'18"  152°40'37"   1.000   19.02548
11/22/2017 15:06  3:57    1h34m33s    9°13'23"  145°22'59"   1.000   19.08796
11/29/2017 14:38  3:29    1h33m46s    9°09'03"  138°05'54"   1.000   19.16292

                                    Neptune

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

11/ 1/2017 14:29  1:59   22h53m33s   -8°04'26"  122°50'01"   1.000   29.39625
11/ 8/2017 14:02  1:31   22h53m18s   -8°05'55"  115°45'12"   1.000   29.50211
11/15/2017 13:34  1:03   22h53m08s   -8°06'47"  108°40'20"   1.000   29.61441
11/22/2017 13:07  0:35   22h53m04s   -8°07'01"  101°35'39"   1.000   29.73150
11/29/2017 12:39  0:08   22h53m06s   -8°06'36"   94°31'36"   1.000   29.85153

                                     Pluto

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

11/ 1/2017 11:25 21:41   19h13m57s  -21°47'05"   68°22'06"   1.000   33.79014
11/ 8/2017 10:58 21:14   19h14m30s  -21°46'53"   61°28'55"   1.000   33.90318
11/15/2017 10:32 20:47   19h15m08s  -21°46'31"   54°35'25"   1.000   34.00942
11/22/2017 10:05 20:20   19h15m51s  -21°45'58"   47°41'37"   1.000   34.10733
11/29/2017  9:38 19:54   19h16m38s  -21°45'15"   40°47'49"   1.000   34.19549


                               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/ 1/2017 to 11/30/2017

Date          Hour    Apsis      Distance (km)    Diameter

11/ 5/2017    18      Perigee    361431           0.5510°
11/21/2017    13      Apogee     406132           0.4904°


                 Moon Nodes Report for 11/ 1/2017 to 11/30/2017

Date          Time     Node          Illuminated Fraction

11/10/2017    16:39    Ascending     0.52
11/25/2017     2:21    Descending    0.35


               Meteor Showers Report for 11/ 1/2017 to 11/30/2017

Date        Meteor Shower       ZHR  RA      DEC   Illum. Frac.  Longitude

11/ 2/2017  Taurids              8    3h44m   14°  0.97          221°
11/17/2017  Leonids             10   10h08m   22°  0.01          236°


                  Twilight Report for 11/ 1/2017 to 11/30/2017

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

11/ 1/2017    6:19  17:17    4:54  18:42    5:22  18:14    5:51  17:46
11/ 8/2017    6:25  17:12    4:59  18:38    5:27  18:09    5:56  17:41
11/15/2017    6:31  17:08    5:04  18:35    5:32  18:06    6:01  17:37
11/22/2017    6:37  17:05    5:09  18:33    5:38  18:04    6:07  17:35
11/29/2017    6:43  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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