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Sun, Moon, and Stars: July 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: July 2001

 

July Calendar

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
3Mars is 6 degrees south of the Moon.10006 am
4Earth is at aphelion, or the farthest point from the Sun in its yearly orbit.140010 am
5FULL MOON Partial eclipse of the Moon, visible in Australia, New Zealand, and eastern Asia.150011 am
7Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon.140010 am
7Ceres, the largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is, Ceres and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.19003 pm
8Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon.22006 pm
9The Moon is at its apogee , or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.11007 am
9Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 21 degrees west of the Sun.17001 pm
12Mercury is 1 degree 9 minutes south of Jupiter.22006 pm
13Saturn is 4 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.08004 am
13LAST QUARTER19003 pm
15Venus is 3 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.01009 pm
(July 14)
15Venus is 0 degrees 7 minutes south of Saturn.05009 am
17Saturn is 0 degrees 6 minutes north of the Moon. Saturn is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.13009 am
17Venus is 0 degrees 3 minutes south of the Moon. Venus is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.18002 pm
19Jupiter is 0 degrees 2 minutes north of the Moon. Jupiter is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.00008 pm
(July 18)
19Mercury is 1 degree south of the Moon. Mercury is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.13009 am
19Mars appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.23007 pm
20NEW MOON20004 p.m.
21The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.21005 pm
26Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.09005 am
27FIRST QUARTER10006 am
27Mercury is 6 degrees south of Pollux , the brightest star in the constellation Gemini.150011 am
30Neptune is at opposition, that is, Neptune and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.21005 pm
30Mars is 6 degrees south of the Moon.140010 am
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