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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: July 2000

July Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 Mars is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Mars and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 160012 pm (noon)
1 NEW MOON...Partial eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will be visible in the central southern Pacific Ocean and the southern part of Chile and Argentina. 19003 pm
1 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 22006 pm
4 Earth is at its aphelion, or farthest point from the Sun in its yearly orbit. 00008 pm
(July 3)
6 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 12008 am
8 FIRST QUARTER 13009 am
15 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.160012 pm (noon)
16 FULL MOON Total eclipse of the Moon. As it passes through the shadow of the Earth, the moon turns a coppery-red color. 140010 am
16 Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is Vesta and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 18002 pm
17 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 10006 am
17 Neptune is 1 degree 2 minutes north of the Moon. 12008 am
18 Uranus is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon. 160012 pm (noon)
24 LAST QUARTER 11007 am
26 Saturn is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 09005 am
26 Jupiter is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 20004 pm
27 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 20 degrees west of the Sun. 09005 am
27 Neptune is at opposition, that is, Neptune and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 23007 pm
29 Mercury is 0 degrees 8 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 17001 pm
30 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 08004 am
31 NEW MOON...Partial eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will be visible in northern and western Russia, the northern parts of Scandinavia and Greenland, Arctic Ocean, and northwest North America. 020010 pm (July 30)

There are three eclipses in July!
July 1
July 16
July 30

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