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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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Sun and Moon Rise and Set

                                                      Begin     End
  Date       Moonrise   Moonset   Sunrise   Sunset   Twilight  Twilight
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11/1/2018        00:57     14:45     07:20     18:17     05:58     19:39
11/2/2018        02:01     15:29     07:20     18:16     05:59     19:38
11/3/2018        03:06     16:08     07:21     18:15     05:59     19:37
11/4/2018        04:09     16:45     07:22     18:14     06:00     19:37
11/5/2018        04:11     16:22     06:22     17:14     05:01     18:36
11/6/2018        05:13     16:59     06:23     17:13     05:01     18:35
11/7/2018        06:13     17:38     06:24     17:13     05:02     18:34
11/8/2018        07:14     18:18     06:25     17:12     05:03     18:34
11/9/2018        08:12     19:01     06:25     17:11     05:03     18:33
11/10/2018       09:09     19:47     06:26     17:11     05:04     18:33
11/11/2018       10:02     20:35     06:27     17:10     05:05     18:32
11/12/2018       10:51     21:26     06:28     17:09     05:06     18:32
11/13/2018       11:37     22:18     06:29     17:09     05:06     18:31
11/14/2018       12:18     23:11     06:30     17:08     05:07     18:31
11/15/2018       12:56    ------     06:30     17:08     05:08     18:31
11/16/2018       13:31     00:05     06:31     17:07     05:08     18:30
11/17/2018       14:05     00:59     06:32     17:07     05:09     18:30
11/18/2018       14:37     01:53     06:33     17:07     05:10     18:30
11/19/2018       15:11     02:49     06:34     17:06     05:11     18:29
11/20/2018       15:46     03:46     06:35     17:06     05:11     18:29
11/21/2018       16:23     04:45     06:36     17:05     05:12     18:29
11/22/2018       17:04     05:48     06:36     17:05     05:13     18:29
11/23/2018       17:51     06:52     06:37     17:05     05:14     18:29
11/24/2018       18:43     07:57     06:38     17:05     05:14     18:28
11/25/2018       19:42     09:01     06:39     17:04     05:15     18:28
11/26/2018       20:44     10:01     06:40     17:04     05:16     18:28
11/27/2018       21:49     10:56     06:41     17:04     05:16     18:28
11/28/2018       22:55     11:46     06:41     17:04     05:17     18:28
11/29/2018       23:59     12:30     06:42     17:04     05:18     18:28
11/30/2018      ------     13:10     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 39.0s  -18° 28' 22"   12° 05' 51"  -77° 46' 41"                0               0 
Mercury      16h 46m 05.2s  -24° 41' 27"  284° 57' 31"  -72° 42' 19"      125,453,582      53,592,755 
Venus        13h 31m 16.6s  -11° 17' 24"   62° 13' 15"  -56° 01' 41"       47,787,206     107,921,206 
Mars         22h 09m 12.7s  -13° 13' 12"  253° 58' 10"  +01° 03' 18"      133,094,536     210,361,844 
Jupiter      15h 58m 02.8s  -19° 47' 46"  329° 57' 42"  -77° 52' 17"      948,291,096     802,325,420 
Saturn       18h 26m 55.7s  -22° 44' 21"  270° 27' 13"  -50° 28' 11"    1,609,355,100   1,505,269,404 
Uranus       01h 51m 12.6s  +10° 50' 14"  235° 32' 24"  +59° 24' 34"    2,835,497,671   2,972,130,670 
Neptune      23h 01m 32.3s  -07° 18' 48"  251° 52' 31"  +15° 03' 34"    4,423,944,488   4,478,867,036 
Pluto        19h 23m 22.9s  -22° 05' 11"  264° 38' 12"  -38° 04' 55"    5,119,041,847   5,038,743,298 
Moon         21h 23m 50.2s  -17° 14' 52"  256° 01' 14"  -10° 25' 25"          404,118               0 

Object       Rise:  Tran  Set: Phase   Constl    Magnitud 
------------ ----- ----- ----- ------- --------- -------- 
Sun          06:31 11:49 17:08   0.00%       Lib  unknown 
Mercury      08:12 13:12 18:12  37.80%       Oph      0.2 
Venus        04:22 09:57 15:33  11.37%       Vir     -4.5 
Mars         13:05 18:36 00:08  85.78%       Aqr     -0.3 
Jupiter      07:10 12:24 17:37  99.98%       Lib     -1.7 
Saturn       09:47 14:52 19:57  99.89%       Sgr      0.6 
Uranus       15:48 22:15 04:47  99.99%       Ari      5.7 
Neptune      13:42 19:26 01:14  99.98%       Aqr      7.9 
Pluto        10:40 15:47 20:54  99.99%       Sgr     14.3 
Moon         12:55 18:27 00:04  46.63%       Cap  unknown 

Moon Data
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Distance (km):                404,117.9
Distance (miles):             251,107.8
True Equatorial:              21h 27m 07.0s -16° 49' 08" 
Angular diameter:               0° 29' 29" 
Total libration (l,b):          1° 09' 13"  ,  2° 14' 14" 
Optical libration:              1° 10' 24"  ,  2° 12' 33" 
Physical libration:             0° 01' 11"  ,  0° 01' 41" 
Position Angle:                19° 41' 29" 
Pos. angle (bright limb):      93° 52' 10" 
Phase angle:                   19° 41' 29" 
Age:                          7.58

Mars Data
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Declination of earth:          22° 39' 54" 
Declination of Sun:            23° 47' 34" 
Longitude of the central Meridian:200° 22' 25" 
Pos. Angle:                   350° 35' 34" 

Jupiter Data
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Declination of earth:           2° 52' 49" 
Declination of Sun:             3° 00' 32" 
Longitude of the central Meridian:237° 11' 41" 
Pos. Angle:                    11° 53' 50" 

Saturn Data
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Declination of earth:          26° 17' 04" 
Declination of Sun:            25° 36' 30" 
Longitude of the central Meridian:  0° 00' 00" 
Pos. Angle:                     5° 52' 12" 


Meteor Radiant Report

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

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Solar System Information

              Planet View Info Report for 11/ 1/2018 to 11/30/2018

                                    Mercury

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

11/ 1/2018  8:13 18:23   15h53m06s  -22°54'02"   22°37'48"   0.737    1.12127
11/ 8/2018  8:21 18:22   16h25m42s  -24°29'22"   23°15'53"   0.601    0.99118
11/15/2018  8:12 18:12   16h45m45s  -24°42'40"   20°44'35"   0.387    0.84385
11/22/2018  7:30 17:39   16h39m06s  -23°00'37"   11°51'18"   0.110    0.71440
11/29/2018  6:17 16:46   16h04m27s  -19°20'09"    4°04'53"   0.013    0.68455

                                     Venus

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

11/ 1/2018  5:41 16:27   13h43m43s  -16°14'10"   10°01'13"   0.014    0.27511
11/ 8/2018  4:57 15:57   13h33m59s  -13°28'15"   19°07'44"   0.053    0.29093
11/15/2018  4:22 15:33   13h31m12s  -11°20'38"   27°19'49"   0.112    0.31829
11/22/2018  3:57 15:13   13h35m36s  -10°08'00"   33°46'52"   0.176    0.35446
11/29/2018  3:40 14:57   13h46m12s   -9°49'30"   38°32'48"   0.240    0.39691

                                      Mars

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

11/ 1/2018 13:37  0:23   21h37m17s  -16°37'05"  102°38'46"   0.860    0.78805
11/ 8/2018 13:21  0:15   21h52m46s  -14°59'37"   99°41'24"   0.858    0.83716
11/15/2018 13:05  0:08   22h08m40s  -13°16'43"   96°51'43"   0.858    0.88785
11/22/2018 12:49  0:01   22h24m50s  -11°29'03"   94°08'17"   0.858    0.93996
11/29/2018 12:33 23:53   22h41m13s   -9°37'23"   91°29'29"   0.859    0.99343

                                    Jupiter

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

11/ 1/2018  7:51 18:22   15h45m08s  -19°06'53"   19°52'12"   0.999    6.28976
11/ 8/2018  7:31 17:59   15h51m25s  -19°27'19"   14°22'51"   0.999    6.31914
11/15/2018  7:11 17:37   15h57m50s  -19°47'06"    8°53'39"   1.000    6.33819
11/22/2018  6:51 17:15   16h04m19s  -20°06'05"    3°25'53"   1.000    6.34673
11/29/2018  6:30 16:54   16h10m51s  -20°24'09"    2°14'43"   1.000    6.34472

                                     Saturn

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

11/ 1/2018 10:37 20:47   18h21m10s  -22°45'44"   56°22'18"   0.998   10.59694
11/ 8/2018 10:12 20:22   18h23m46s  -22°45'09"   49°57'18"   0.999   10.68986
11/15/2018  9:47 19:57   18h26m34s  -22°44'13"   43°33'53"   0.999   10.77438
11/22/2018  9:22 19:33   18h29m35s  -22°42'55"   37°11'58"   0.999   10.84946
11/29/2018  8:58 19:09   18h32m44s  -22°41'15"   30°51'11"   0.999   10.91429

                                     Uranus

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

11/ 1/2018 16:44  5:44    1h53m19s   11°01'35"  171°41'31"   1.000   18.88813
11/ 8/2018 16:16  5:15    1h52m15s   10°55'49"  164°24'25"   1.000   18.91386
11/15/2018 15:48  4:47    1h51m14s   10°50'20"  157°06'19"   1.000   18.95424
11/22/2018 15:19  4:18    1h50m18s   10°45'15"  149°48'07"   1.000   19.00858
11/29/2018 14:51  3:49    1h49m26s   10°40'41"  142°30'10"   1.000   19.07597

                                    Neptune

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

11/ 1/2018 14:37  2:10   23h02m04s   -7°15'50"  125°20'29"   1.000   29.35481
11/ 8/2018 14:09  1:42   23h01m46s   -7°17'32"  118°14'56"   1.000   29.45811
11/15/2018 13:42  1:14   23h01m34s   -7°18'37"  111°09'28"   1.000   29.56845
11/22/2018 13:14  0:47   23h01m28s   -7°19'04"  104°04'29"   1.000   29.68408
11/29/2018 12:46  0:19   23h01m28s   -7°18'52"   97°00'00"   1.000   29.80327

                                     Pluto

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

11/ 1/2018 11:36 21:49   19h22m15s  -22°06'02"   70°28'55"   1.000   33.99128
11/ 8/2018 11:09 21:22   19h22m46s  -22°05'41"   63°35'04"   1.000   34.10632
11/15/2018 10:42 20:55   19h23m22s  -22°05'09"   56°41'03"   1.000   34.21493
11/22/2018 10:15 20:29   19h24m03s  -22°04'26"   49°47'04"   1.000   34.31558
11/29/2018  9:48 20:02   19h24m49s  -22°03'32"   42°53'02"   1.000   34.40696


                         Planet Apsides Report for 2018

Mercury
  11/29/2018  Perihelion   Distance from Sun:   0.31 AU


       Planet Conjunction/Opposition Report for 11/ 1/2018 to 11/30/2018

Mercury

  Date        Hour   Event

  11/27/2018   3     Inferior Conjunction               

Jupiter

  Date        Hour   Event

  11/26/2018   0     Conjunction                        


                               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/ 1/2018 to 11/30/2018

Date          Hour    Apsis      Distance (km)    Diameter

11/14/2018    10      Apogee     404345           0.4925°
11/26/2018     6      Perigee    366606           0.5432°


                 Moon Nodes Report for 11/ 1/2018 to 11/30/2018

Date          Time     Node          Illuminated Fraction

11/13/2018     8:03    Descending    0.29
11/26/2018    23:17    Ascending     0.82


               Meteor Showers Report for 11/ 1/2018 to 11/30/2018

Date        Meteor Shower       ZHR  RA      DEC   Illum. Frac.  Longitude

11/ 3/2018  Taurids              8    3h44m   14°  0.18          221°
11/17/2018  Leonids             10   10h08m   22°  0.70          235°


                  Twilight Report for 11/ 1/2018 to 11/30/2018

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

11/ 1/2018    6:19  17:17    4:54  18:42    5:22  18:14    5:51  17:46
11/ 8/2018    6:25  17:12    4:59  18:38    5:27  18:10    5:56  17:41
11/15/2018    6:31  17:08    5:04  18:35    5:32  18:06    6:01  17:37
11/22/2018    6:37  17:05    5:09  18:33    5:37  18:04    6:07  17:35
11/29/2018    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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