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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: August 2000

August Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
2 Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 0 minutes 8 seconds north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 17001 pm
3 Mercury is 7 degrees south of the star Pollux. 22006 pm
6 Venus is 1 degree 1 minute north of the star Regulus. 07003 am
7 FIRST QUARTER 01009 pm
(August 6)
10 Mercury is 0 degrees 9 minutes south of Mars. 13009 am
11 Uranus is at opposition, that is Uranus and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 05001 am
11 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.22006 pm
12 The asteroid Juno is at opposition, that is Juno and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 08004 am
13 Neptune is 1 degree 1 minute north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 17001 pm
14 Uranus is 1 degree 4 minutes north of the Moon. 20004 pm
15 FULL MOON 05001 am
22 Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 01009 pm
(August 21)
22 LAST QUARTER 19003 pm
22 Saturn is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 19003 pm
22 Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 20004 pm
23 Jupiter is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 10006 am
27 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 140010 am
28 Mars is 0 degrees 9 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 030011 pm
(August 27)
28 Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 06002 am
29 NEW MOON 10006 am
30 Venus is 4 degrees south of the Moon. 23007 pm

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