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Sun, Moon, and Stars: August 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: August 2001

 

August Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 1900 3 pm
4 FULL MOON 0600 2 am
5 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 0300 11 pm
(Aug. 4)
5 The Moon is at its apogee, or the farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 2100 5 pm
5 Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 2200 6 pm
6 Venus is 1 degree 2 minutes south of Jupiter. 0000 8 pm
(Aug. 5)
12 LAST QUARTER 0800 4 am
14 Saturn is 0 degrees 2 minutes north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon 0300 11 pm
(Aug. 13)
15 Uranus is at opposition, that is, Uranus and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth 1500 11 am
15 Jupiter is 0 degrees 4 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 2000 4 pm
16 Venus is 1 degree 9 minutes south of the Moon. 1300 9 am
19 NEW MOON 0300 11 pm
19 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in it's monthly orbit. 0600 2 am
22 Venus is 7 degrees south of Pollux. 1300 9 am
25 Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 0700 3 am
25 FIRST QUARTER 2000 4 pm
27 Mars is 5 degrees south of the Moon. 1200 8 am
28 Ceres, the largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparant backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 0200 10 pm
(Aug. 27)
31 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 0000 8 pm
(Aug. 30)