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DayPhenomenonHour
1Mars appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.1000
3NEW MOON. Annular eclipse of the Sun.1000
4Mercury is 2° north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.0800
6Mercury is 1° 5' south of Jupiter.0700
7Venus is 1° 4' north of the Moon.0600
8Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 2' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0100
10FIRST QUARTER1900
12Neptune is 5° north of the Moon. 1500
14Uranus is 3° north of the Moon. 0500
14The Moon is at perigee.1400
16Venus is 1° 6' north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.1800
17FULL MOON. Partial eclipse of the Moon.1200
19Mars is 5° south of the Moon. 1300
22Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun.1300
25LAST QUARTER0100
25Saturn is 4° south of the Moon. 1700
26The Moon is at apogee.1000
26Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.2200
30Mars makes its closest approach to Earth since 2003.0300
31Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 1° 2' south of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.1900

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