Sun, Moon, and Stars: August 2000

Sun, Moon & Stars
Movement of the heavenly bodies: August 2000

 

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August Calendar

 

 

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
2Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 0 minutes 8 seconds north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.17001 pm
3Mercury is 7 degrees south of the star Pollux.22006 pm
6Venus is 1 degree 1 minute north of the star Regulus.07003 am
7FIRST QUARTER01009 pm
(August 6)
10Mercury is 0 degrees 9 minutes south of Mars.13009 am
11Uranus is at opposition, that is Uranus and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.05001 am
11The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.22006 pm
12The asteroid Juno is at opposition, that is Juno and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.08004 am
13Neptune is 1 degree 1 minute north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.17001 pm
14Uranus is 1 degree 4 minutes north of the Moon.20004 pm
15FULL MOON05001 am
22Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.01009 pm
(August 21)
22LAST QUARTER19003 pm
22Saturn is 2 degrees north of the Moon.19003 pm
22Pluto appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.20004 pm
23Jupiter is 3 degrees north of the Moon.10006 am
27The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.140010 am
28Mars is 0 degrees 9 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.030011 pm
(August 27)
28Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.06002 am
29NEW MOON10006 am
30Venus is 4 degrees south of the Moon.23007 pm