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Sun, Moon, and Stars: January 2000

Movement of the heavenly bodies: January 2000

 

January Calendar

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3Venus is 1 degree south of the Moon.040012 am
(midnight)
3Earth is at its perihelion, or closest point to the Sun in its yearly orbit.05001 am
3Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 2 minutes south of the Moon. Vesta is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.12008 am
4The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.12008 am
6NEW MOON18002 pm
7Venus 7 degrees north of Antares.10006 am
8Neptune 0 degrees 2 minutes north of the Moon. Neptune is occulted by the Moon.06002 am
9Uranus 0 degrees 4 minutes north of the Moon. Uranus is occulted by the Moon.05001 am
10Mars 1 degree 9 minutes north of the Moon. Mars is occulted by the Moon.19003 pm
13Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as its direct motion changes to apparent backward, or retrograde, motion.020010 pm
(Jan. 12)
14FIRST QUARTER140010 am
14Jupiter is 4 degrees north of the Moon.150011 am
15Saturn is 3 degrees north of the Moon.17001 pm
16Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.01009 pm
(Jan. 15)
17Aldebaran is 1 degree 2 minutes south of the Moon. Aldebaran is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.20004 pm
19The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.23007 pm
21FULL MOON (eclipse)05001 am
24Neptune in conjunction with the Sun.18002 pm
27Pallas at opposition030011 pm
(Jan. 26)
28LAST QUARTER08004 am