November Perigee Moon #2

nov27perigee_moon    Our Moon orbits around the Sun with the Earth and from our perspective on the Earth the Moon appears to circle around the Earth, however in reality the Moon orbits the Sun together with the Earth*.

   The 5.5 day old waxing crescent Moon reaches perigee this month on Thursday November 27th at 22:54 UT (4:54 pm CST). At that time the Moon will more or less be at a distance of 28.99 Earth diameters (369,518 km or 229,608 miles) from the Earth.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   Thursday evening the waxing crescent Moon sets about 4 hours after sunset local time.

   
   
   *Click here to read my 2006 Scope on the Sky column “The Real Shape of the Moon’s Orbit”. (PDF)

   
   
   
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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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