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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: September 2000

September Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 4 minutes north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 22006 pm
5 FIRST QUARTER 160012 pm (Noon)
7 Jupiter is 5 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 18002 pm
8 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 13009 am
9 Neptune is 1 degree 2 minutes north of the Moon. 23007 pm
11 Uranus is 1 degree 4 minutes north of the Moon. 01009 pm
(Sept. 10)
12 Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.20004 pm
13 FULL MOON 20004 pm
16 Mars is 0 degrees 8 minutes north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo. 07003 am
18 Venus is 3 degrees north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. 19003 pm
19 Saturn is 1 degree 8 minutes north of the Moon. 01009 pm
(Sept. 18)
19 Jupiter is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 19003 pm
21 LAST QUARTER 01009 pm
(Sept. 20)
22 Autumnal Equinox 17001 pm
23 Mercury is 0 degrees 7 minutes north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. 150011 am
24 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 08004 am
25 Mars is 2 degrees south of the Moon. 17001 pm
27 The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 030011 pm
(Sept. 26)
27 NEW MOON 20004 pm
29 Mercury is 8 degrees south of the Moon. 13009 am
29 Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 140010 am
30 Venus is 5 degrees south of the Moon. 00008 pm
(Sept. 29)
30 Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 5 minutes south of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 040012 am
(Midnight)

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