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Star Calendar – November 2016 | Star Calendar
Star Calendar November 2016 Star Calendar Planets: Moon draws exceptionally near this month (nearest in 30 years) while also Full as it sets on the morning of the 14th. Mercury peaks into the evening sky as Saturn departs. Around the 23rd will be the first chance to see Mercury – and the last for Saturn for this apparition. Failing that, try again on the 30th when the razor-thin new crescent Moon may serve as a guide. If that fails too, try under the Moon on Dec. 1st. Venus crosses the Teapot (or Sagittarius) while making her oh-so-slow ascent into evening. Sun is furthest ahead of Greenwich Time for the year on the 2nd, but is still behind our clocks - until we finally fall back from Daylight-distortion Time on the 6th. Mars is beyond culmination (its highest altitude for that day, in South) at sunset now, and is being slowly overtaken by the Sun – but Mars will appear higher in the sky on successive nights at a given time because it is progressing beyond the midwinter portion of the