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Sun, Moon, and Stars: August 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: August 2001

 

August Calendar

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon.19003 pm
4FULL MOON06002 am
5Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon.030011 pm
(Aug. 4)
5The Moon is at its apogee, or the farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.21005 pm
5Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.22006 pm
6Venus is 1 degree 2 minutes south of Jupiter.00008 pm
(Aug. 5)
12LAST QUARTER08004 am
14Saturn is 0 degrees 2 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon030011 pm
(Aug. 13)
15Uranus is at opposition, that is, Uranus and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth150011 am
15Jupiter is 0 degrees 4 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.20004 pm
16Venus is 1 degree 9 minutes south of the Moon.13009 am
19NEW MOON030011 pm
19The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in it's monthly orbit.06002 am
22Venus is 7 degrees south of Pollux.13009 am
25Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.07003 am
25FIRST QUARTER20004 pm
27Mars is 5 degrees south of the Moon.12008 am
28Ceres, the largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparant backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.020010 pm
(Aug. 27)
31Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon.00008 pm
(Aug. 30)