There are plenty of great events to note on Forekast for November 2020, and if you’d like to get them automatically added to your personal calendar you can sign up for Forekast+. Here’s a few of the hundreds of events that we’re the most excited about.
1. Asteroid 2018 VP1 Passes By Earth (Hopefully)
When: November 2
The asteroid has a 0.41% chance (1 in 240) of impacting Earth on 2 November 2020 01:12 UT. It was discovered on 3 November 2018 when it was about 0.003 AU (450,000 km; 280,000 mi) from Earth and had a solar elongation of 165 degrees. Should it make impact, assuming it is a common primitive chondrite, it might rattle some windows after an airburst and/or drop pebble-sized meteorites on roof tops after dark flight.
2. Election Day in the US
When: November 3
All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate, and the office of President of the United States will be contested.
3. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When: November 8
This year the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will replace the live 35th annual Induction Ceremony with an exclusive special honoring the class of 2020 Inductees. The program will air on HBO and HBO Max Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST.
4. Microsoft Xbox Series X&S Release and Sony Playstation 5 Launch
When: November 10 and 12, respectively
First Xbox, then Playstation. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see me this week. At all.
5. Free Entrance to All US National Parks
When: November 11
Don’t forget to explore America’s National Parks today. It won’t cost you a penny.
6. The Taurids & Leonids Meteor Showers
When: November 11 & 16, respectively
This month we get not one but two awesome meteor showers to gaze upon. The Taurids and Leonids both peak in November.
7. National Happy Hour Day
When: November 12
Drinks are on me today.
8. The Masters
When: November 12 to 15
Will Tiger take home another green jacket? Tune into the Masters this month to find out. The final round is on the 15th.
9. World Kindness Day
When: November 13
Don’t forget to be kind today, and everyday for that matter.
10. Friday the 13th
When: November 13, obviously.
Steer clear of mirrors, umbrellas, black cats, and any cracks on the sidewalk today.
11. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
When: November 13
The PS5’s big game debut comes out just in time for the holiday shopping season. We’ll take a copy.
12. SpaceX Crew-1 Mission to the International Space Station
When: November 14
NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than Oct. 23 for the first operational flight with astronauts of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as a part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be the first of regular rotational missions to the space station following completion of NASA certification.
See a full list of the other Space Events we’re excited about this month.
13. The Crown Season 4 (Netflix)
When: November 15
We’ve got Margaret Thatcher, we’ve got Olivia Coleman, we’ve got Princess Diana – this is going to be a great season of The Crown.
14. 2020 NBA Draft
When: November 18
Find out where the best young talent is going today.
15. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
When: November 24
One of our favorite books is getting a sequel in what’s guaranteed to be one of the biggest book releases of the year. If you haven’t read Ready Player One already, get to it now.
When: November 26
Hard not to add Thanksgiving to our list of events we’re excited for in November. There may be less holiday travel this year, but there’s still plenty to be thankful for. Like the PS5.
17. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
When: November 30
This is a great way to end the month. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, the Pacific Ocean, and northeastern Asia including Japan.
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