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Sun, moon, stars July 2002

July 2002 Overview
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Major phenomena
2 Last Quarter
10 New Moon
17 First Quarter
24 Full Moon
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July 2002—Week 1 (July 1-5)

7/2:
0800 UT, 4 am EDT
The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.
1100 UT, 7 am EDT
Mercury is 0 degrees 2 minutes south of Saturn.
1700 UT, 1 pm EDT
LAST QUARTER
7/3:
0600 UT, 2 am EDT
Mars is 0 degrees 8 minutes north of Jupiter.
7/4:
1700 UT, 1 pm EDT
Mars is 6 degrees south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini.
 


July 2002—Week 2 (July 6-12)

7/6:
0400 UT, 12 am EDT (midnight)
Earth is at its aphelion, or farthest point from the Sun in its yearly orbit.

7/8:
1300 UT, 9 am EDT
Saturn is 1 degree 7 minutes south of the Moon.

7/10:
1000 UT, 6 am EDT
NEW MOON
1000 UT, 6 am EDT
Venus is 1 degree 1 minute north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo.



July 2002—Week 3 (July 13-19)

7/13:
1200 UT, 8 am EDT
Venus is 4 degrees south of the Moon.

7/14:
1300 UT, 9 am EDT
The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

7/17:
0500 UT, 1 am EDT
FIRST QUARTER



July 2002—Week 4 (July 20-26)

7/20:
0100 UT, 9 pm EDT (July 19)
Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Jupiter and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.

7/21:
0200 UT, 10 pm EDT (July 20)
Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.

7/23:
0800 UT, 4 am EDT
Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Vesta and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.

7/24:
0900 UT, 5 am EDT
FULL MOON
2300 UT, 7 pm EDT
Neptune is 4 degrees north of the Moon.

7/26:
0900 UT, 5 am EDT
Uranus is 4 degrees north of the Moon.


July 2002—Week 5 (July 27-31)

7/30:
0200 UT, 10 pm EDT (July 29)
The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.



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