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Sun, Moon, and Stars: September 2000

Movement of the heavenly bodies: September 2000

 

September Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 4 minutes north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 2200 6 pm
5 FIRST QUARTER 1600 12 pm (Noon)
7 Jupiter is 5 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 1800 2 pm
8 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 1300 9 am
9 Neptune is 1 degree 2 minutes north of the Moon. 2300 7 pm
11 Uranus is 1 degree 4 minutes north of the Moon. 0100 9 pm
(Sept. 10)
12 Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 2000 4 pm
13 FULL MOON 2000 4 pm
16 Mars is 0 degrees 8 minutes north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo. 0700 3 am
18 Venus is 3 degrees north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. 1900 3 pm
19 Saturn is 1 degree 8 minutes north of the Moon. 0100 9 pm
(Sept. 18)
19 Jupiter is 2 degrees north of the Moon. 1900 3 pm
21 LAST QUARTER 0100 9 pm
(Sept. 20)
22 Autumnal Equinox 1700 1 pm
23 Mercury is 0 degrees 7 minutes north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. 1500 11 am
24 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 0800 4 am
25 Mars is 2 degrees south of the Moon. 1700 1 pm
27 The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 0300 11 pm
(Sept. 26)
27 NEW MOON 2000 4 pm
29 Mercury is 8 degrees south of the Moon. 1300 9 am
29 Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 1400 10 am
30 Venus is 5 degrees south of the Moon. 0000 8 pm
(Sept. 29)
30 Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 5 minutes south of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 0400 12 am
(Midnight)