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Asteroid (79) Eurynome

Discovered by Watson in 1863; mag 9.7 (arrowed), in Aries; diameter 45 ml, Earth distance 92m miles. 8 arc-minutes from mag 5.6 31 Ari. Nov 7 2016, 0234 UT.

 

Searing Sirius

Magnitude -1.45, distance 8.6 LY. Nov 7 2016, 0242 UT.

 

Asteroid (11) Parthenope

Discovered by de Gasparis in 1850; mag 9.8 (arrowed) in Cetus; diameter 95 ml, Earth distance 125m miles. With (C)  20 Cet, mag 4.8. Sep 1 2016, 0131 IST.

 

Asteroid (60) Echo

Discovered by Ferguson in 1860; mag 10.7 (arrowed) in the Hyades cluster, Taurus; diameter 37 ml, Earth distance 100m miles. 51 arcmins from (A) Aldebaran, alpha Tau – at mag 0.9 some 9,000 times brighter than the asteroid. Nov 11 2016, 0004 UT. [11-day moon in Pisces].

 

Historic Full Moon

Nov 14 2016 : the Full Moon’s closest approach since Jan 26 1948 and until Nov 25 2034. Perigee distance – 221,525 miles at 1123 UT and Full Moon at 1352 UT. Above image – 2200 UT. 

Below – Nov 13, 2319 UT.

 

ISS Lunar Transit – Shadow

Nov 17 2016, 0025 UT. Duration 0.6 seconds, orbital speed 17,150 mph.

 

Brightest Flare

Iridium 47, flaring 500ml above Earth to a brilliant -7/-8 magnitude. With (a) mag 4.3 alpha Camelopardalis. Nov 29 2016, 1832 UT.

 

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

Dec 29 2016, 1810 UT; 103 minutes after sunset, declination -19° with an estimated mag of 7.2. Discovered 1948, orbital period 5.2 years. With mag 6.8 HIP 103114 and mag 7.45 HIP 103166 in Capricorn. Earth distance 70 million miles. [15th observed comet].