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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: September 2001

September Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 07003 am
1 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 23007 pm
2 FULL MOON 22006 pm
10 Saturn is 0 degrees 2 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 21005 pm
10 LAST QUARTER 19003 pm
12 Jupiter is 1 degree 0 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 12008 am
15 Venus is 3 degrees south of the Moon. 07003 am
16 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 160012 pm
(noon)
17 NEW MOON 10006 am
18 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 27 degrees east of the Sun. 22006 pm
19 Mercury is 8 degrees south of the Moon. 020010 pm
(Sept. 18)
20 NEW MOON 030011 pm
20 Mercury is 0 degrees 9 minutes north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. 20004 pm
22 Equinox 23007 pm
24 FIRST QUARTER 10006 am
25 Mars is 2 degrees south of the Moon. 01009 pm
(Sept. 24)
27 Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 05001 am
27 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 05001 am
28 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 11007 am
29 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 06002 am

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