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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: July 2001

July Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3 Mars is 6 degrees south of the Moon. 10006 am
4 Earth is at aphelion, or the farthest point from the Sun in its yearly orbit. 140010 am
5 FULL MOON Partial eclipse of the Moon, visible in Australia, New Zealand, and eastern Asia. 150011 am
7 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 140010 am
7 Ceres, the largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is, Ceres and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 19003 pm
8 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 22006 pm
9 The Moon is at its apogee , or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 11007 am
9 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 21 degrees west of the Sun. 17001 pm
12 Mercury is 1 degree 9 minutes south of Jupiter. 22006 pm
13 Saturn is 4 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 08004 am
13 LAST QUARTER 19003 pm
15 Venus is 3 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 01009 pm
(July 14)
15 Venus is 0 degrees 7 minutes south of Saturn. 05009 am
17 Saturn is 0 degrees 6 minutes north of the Moon. Saturn is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 13009 am
17 Venus is 0 degrees 3 minutes south of the Moon. Venus is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 18002 pm
19 Jupiter is 0 degrees 2 minutes north of the Moon. Jupiter is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 00008 pm
(July 18)
19 Mercury is 1 degree south of the Moon. Mercury is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 13009 am
19 Mars appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 2300 7 pm
20 NEW MOON 20004 p.m.
21 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 21005 pm
26 Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 09005 am
27 FIRST QUARTER 10006 am
27 Mercury is 6 degrees south of Pollux , the brightest star in the constellation Gemini. 150011 am
30 Neptune is at opposition, that is, Neptune and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 21005 pm
30 Mars is 6 degrees south of the Moon. 140010 am

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