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Sun, Moon, and Stars: July 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: July 2001

 

July Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3 Mars is 6 degrees south of the Moon. 1000 6 am
4 Earth is at aphelion, or the farthest point from the Sun in its yearly orbit. 1400 10 am
5 FULL MOON Partial eclipse of the Moon, visible in Australia, New Zealand, and eastern Asia. 1500 11 am
7 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 1400 10 am
7 Ceres, the largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is, Ceres and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 1900 3 pm
8 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 2200 6 pm
9 The Moon is at its apogee , or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 1100 7 am
9 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 21 degrees west of the Sun. 1700 1 pm
12 Mercury is 1 degree 9 minutes south of Jupiter. 2200 6 pm
13 Saturn is 4 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 0800 4 am
13 LAST QUARTER 1900 3 pm
15 Venus is 3 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 0100 9 pm
(July 14)
15 Venus is 0 degrees 7 minutes south of Saturn. 0500 9 am
17 Saturn is 0 degrees 6 minutes north of the Moon. Saturn is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 1300 9 am
17 Venus is 0 degrees 3 minutes south of the Moon. Venus is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 1800 2 pm
19 Jupiter is 0 degrees 2 minutes north of the Moon. Jupiter is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 0000 8 pm
(July 18)
19 Mercury is 1 degree south of the Moon. Mercury is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 1300 9 am
19 Mars appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 2300 7 pm
20 NEW MOON 2000 4 p.m.
21 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 2100 5 pm
26 Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 0900 5 am
27 FIRST QUARTER 1000 6 am
27 Mercury is 6 degrees south of Pollux , the brightest star in the constellation Gemini. 1500 11 am
30 Neptune is at opposition, that is, Neptune and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 2100 5 pm
30 Mars is 6 degrees south of the Moon. 1400 10 am