Sky this month – November 2014

Here is a list of astronomical events for given month. Location dependent events listed here are visible from central Europe.

NOVEMBER 2014:

1 – Mercury reaches its greatest elongation 18.7° west of the Sun, shining at magnitude -0.5. The best morning apparition of Mercury of 2014 for the northern hemisphere observers.

2 – Asteroid (1118) Hanskya occults a +8.5 magnitude star at 19:43 UT for 9 s and magnitude drops for 6.7, detailed info.

5 – The Moon occults bright star ο Psc (mag. +4.3) at ~17:00 UT. For the exact times see the detailed timetable.

6 – Full Moon.

10 – The Southern Taurids (STA) meteor shower peak, with ZHR around 5. Very slow and often bright meteors.

12 – The Northern Taurid (NTA) meteor shower peak, with ZHR around 5. Very slow and often bright meteors.

17 – The Leonids (LEO) meteor shower peak at around 22:00 UT, with ZHR around 15.

18 – Saturn at superior solar conjunction. Not observable as the planet is placed behind the Sun.

22 – New Moon.
 
 
RECENT STELLAR EVENTS::

PSN J12215757+0428185 Also known as SN 2014dt, supernova in M61 (constellation Virgo), magnitude at discovery 13.6.

PNV J03093063+2638031 Bright dwarf nova in constellation Aries, magnitude at discovery 11.0.