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Get your camera ready: These are the astronomical phenomena for November

Nov 10, 2023 | Costa Rica, News & Articles | 0 comments

During this month, astronomy enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy various phenomena, such as conjunctions between celestial bodies and lunar phases, making it the perfect time to capture them in photos.


According to the University of Costa Rica Planetarium, meteor showers will occur at night this month.


“The optimal time is in the early morning. If not, they will always be visible but to a lesser extent,” said Eric Sánchez, an astronomer at the Planetarium.


However, these phenomena can be observed in the sky if weather conditions permit. For example, it won’t be visible if it’s raining or cloudy during the night when a conjunction reaches its peak.


On the other hand, some astronomical events may not be visible either because they are not fully visible in the sky or because they occur during the day.


Here are the details of the phenomena that will occur this month, according to the Planetarium:


November 10

Conjunction of the Moon with the star Spica at 11:09 p.m. (May be visible)


November 11

Moon at the descending node at 02:49 a.m.


November 12

Northern Taurid meteor shower at 6 p.m. (May be visible)


November 13

New Moon at 3:27 a.m. Sun opposition with Uranus at noon.


November 14

Conjunction of the Moon with the star Antares at 1:42 p.m.


November 16

Conjunction of Mercury with the star Antares at 3:17 p.m.


November 17

Conjunction of the Sun with Mars at 11 p.m.


November 18

Leonid meteor shower at midnight. (May be visible)


November 20

First quarter moon at 4:50 a.m. Conjunction of the Moon with Saturn at 8:02 a.m.


November 21

Moon at perigee at 3:03 p.m.


November 24

Moon at the ascending node at 5:02 a.m.


November 27

Full Moon at 3:16 a.m. (May be visible)


November 29

Conjunction of Venus with the star Spica at 4:27 a.m.


November 30

Conjunction of the Moon with the star Pollux at 9:23 p.m. (May be visible)


It’s worth mentioning that the times indicated for each phenomenon are when they would reach their peak.



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