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November looking like great month at Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
November 6th, 2012

Wayne the Star Guy is back to bring the stars closer to earth at part of the Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program located 10 kilometers west of Nelson on the edge of Kootenay River.

The November activities commence Friday (November 9) with viewing begining at 7 p.m., weather permitting.

On November 11, Remembrance Day, the Crescent Moon will be between Venus and the bright star Spica, just before dawn.

On November 13th there’s a Total solar eclipse visible in Australia and south Pacific. However, there’s to be seen here.
On November 16 the Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program night begins at midnight and into the early hours of the 17th,where the Leonid meteor shower peaks. There could be 20 meteors per hour.
On November 27, Venus and Saturn will be less than one degree apart before dawn.
The month concludes November 28 with the Penumbral Lunar eclipse starting about 5:40 a.m., peaking around 6:30 a.m. There will be a very slight darkening of the upper portion of the Moon.

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