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Sun, Moon, and Stars: October 2000

Movement of the heavenly bodies: October 2000

 

October Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
5 FIRST QUARTER 1100 7 am
6 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 0700 3 am
6 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 26 degrees east of the Sun. 1000 7 am
7 Neptune is 1 degree 3 minutes north of the Moon. 0600 2 am
8 Uranus is 1 degree 5 minutes north of the Moon. 0800 4 am
9 Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Pallas and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 2200 6 am
13 FULL MOON 0900 5 am
15 Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 1100 7 am
16 Saturn is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon. 0600 2 am
17 Jupiter is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 0000 8 pm (Oct. 16)
18 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 1800 2 pm
19 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 2200 6 pm
20 LAST QUARTER 0800 4 am
21 Jupiter is 5 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 0500 1 am
24 Mars is 3 degrees south of the Moon. 0500 1 am
26 Uranus appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 2000 4 pm
26 Venus is 3 degrees north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius. 2200 6 pm
27 NEW MOON 2200 6 pm
30 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 0200 10 pm (Oct. 29)1
30 Venus is 4 degrees south of the Moon. 0800 4 am2
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