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Sun, Moon, and Stars: September 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: September 2001

 

September Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 0700 3 am
1 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 2300 7 pm
2 FULL MOON 2200 6 pm
10 Saturn is 0 degrees 2 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 2100 5 pm
10 LAST QUARTER 1900 3 pm
12 Jupiter is 1 degree 0 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 1200 8 am
15 Venus is 3 degrees south of the Moon. 0700 3 am
16 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 1600 12 pm
(noon)
17 NEW MOON 1000 6 am
18 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 27 degrees east of the Sun. 2200 6 pm
19 Mercury is 8 degrees south of the Moon. 0200 10 pm
(Sept. 18)
20 NEW MOON 0300 11 pm
20 Mercury is 0 degrees 9 minutes north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. 2000 4 pm
22 Equinox 2300 7 pm
24 FIRST QUARTER 1000 6 am
25 Mars is 2 degrees south of the Moon. 0100 9 pm
(Sept. 24)
27 Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 0500 1 am
27 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 0500 1 am
28 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 1100 7 am
29 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 0600 2 am