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Sun, Moon, and Stars: July 2000

Movement of the heavenly bodies: July 2000

 

July Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 Mars is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Mars and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 1600 12 pm (noon)
1 NEW MOON...Partial eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will be visible in the central southern Pacific Ocean and the southern part of Chile and Argentina. 1900 3 pm
1 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 2200 6 pm
4 Earth is at its aphelion, or farthest point from the Sun in its yearly orbit. 0000 8 pm
(July 3)
6 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 1200 8 am
8 FIRST QUARTER 1300 9 am
15 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 1600 12 pm (noon)
16 FULL MOON Total eclipse of the Moon. As it passes through the shadow of the Earth, the moon turns a coppery-red color. 1400 10 am
16 Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is Vesta and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 1800 2 pm
17 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 1000 6 am
17 Neptune is 1 degree 2 minutes north of the Moon. 1200 8 am
18 Uranus is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon. 1600 12 pm (noon)
24 LAST QUARTER 1100 7 am
26 Saturn is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 0900 5 am
26 Jupiter is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 2000 4 pm
27 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 20 degrees west of the Sun. 0900 5 am
27 Neptune is at opposition, that is, Neptune and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 2300 7 pm
29 Mercury is 0 degrees 8 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 1700 1 pm
30 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 0800 4 am
31 NEW MOON...Partial eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will be visible in northern and western Russia, the northern parts of Scandinavia and Greenland, Arctic Ocean, and northwest North America. 0200 10 pm (July 30)