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For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
3Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 8' south of the Moon. Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon.1100
3LAST QUARTER1800
6Mars is 5° north of the Moon.0600
8Neptune is 5° north of the Moon.0000
8The Moon is at perigee.0400
10NEW MOON0900
11Mercury is 3° north of the Moon.1600
12Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 18° east of the Sun.1800
17FIRST QUARTER1900
19Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves from its greatest elongation east of the Sun back toward a position west of the Sun as viewed from the Earth.1600
19Saturn is 5° south of the Moon.1600
19The Moon is at apogee.2300
20Equinox1300
21Ceres, the largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.2000
22Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.0000
23Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is at opposition.0700
25FULL MOON2100
26Jupiter is 1° 0' north of the Moon. Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon.1600
27Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.0800
29Mercury is in inferior conjunction.1600
30Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 7' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.1700
31Venus is in superior conjunction.0300

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