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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: August 2001

August Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 19003 pm
4 FULL MOON 06002 am
5 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 030011 pm
(Aug. 4)
5 The Moon is at its apogee, or the farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 21005 pm
5 Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 22006 pm
6 Venus is 1 degree 2 minutes south of Jupiter. 00008 pm
(Aug. 5)
12 LAST QUARTER 08004 am
14 Saturn is 0 degrees 2 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon 030011 pm
(Aug. 13)
15 Uranus is at opposition, that is, Uranus and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth 150011 am
15 Jupiter is 0 degrees 4 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 20004 pm
16 Venus is 1 degree 9 minutes south of the Moon. 13009 am
19 NEW MOON 030011 pm
19 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in it's monthly orbit. 06002 am
22 Venus is 7 degrees south of Pollux. 13009 am
25 Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 07003 am
25 FIRST QUARTER 20004 pm
27 Mars is 5 degrees south of the Moon. 12008 am
28 Ceres, the largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparant backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 020010 pm
(Aug. 27)
31 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 00008 pm
(Aug. 30)

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