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DayPhenomenonHour
1LAST QUARTER0600
1Neptune is 5° north of the Moon.1500
2Mars is 3° north of the Moon.1500
3Uranus is 3° north of the Moon.0600
5The asteroid Juno is 0° 08' north of the Moon. Occultation of Juno by the Moon.1400
6Mercury is 3° south of the Moon.1000
7Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.0100
8NEW MOON0900
8Ceres, the largest asteroid, is at opposition.1800
11Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is in conjunction with the Sun.0300
13Saturn is 5° south of the Moon.1300
14The Moon is at apogee.1400
14Mars is 1° 2' south of Uranus.2000
16FIRST QUARTER0900
18Venus is 6° north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.2100
19Jupiter is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon.2200
20Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.0300
23FULL MOON2000
24Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 8' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0800
26The Moon is at perigee.1100
28Neptune is 5° north of the Moon.2100
30LAST QUARTER1200
30Uranus is 3° north of the Moon.1200
31Saturn is 7° south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini.0500
31Mars is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Mars by the Moon.0900

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