Sun, Moon, and Stars: December 2000

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

 

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·  Equinoxes and Solstices
·  Eclipses in 2000
·  Astronomical terms
·  Calendar 2000
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December Calendar


 

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.00007 pm
(Nov. 30)
2Uranus is 2 degrees north of the Moon.01008 pm
(Dec. 1)
4FIRST QUARTER040011 pm
(Dec. 3)
4Pluto is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Pluto and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.14009 am
9Saturn is 1 degree 8 minutes north of the Moon.170012 noon
10Jupiter is 3 degrees north of the Moon.08003 am
11Saturn is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon.01008 pm
(Dec. 10)
11FULL MOON09004 am
11Venus is 3 degrees south of Neptune.21004 pm
12The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.22005 pm
18LAST QUARTER01008 pm
(Dec. 17)
20Mars is 4 degrees south of the Moon.07002 am
21Solstice.14009 am
23Venus is 1 degree three minutes south of Uranus.21004 pm
23Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 9 minutes south of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.23006 pm
25NEW MOON (Eclipse)170012 noon
25Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.19002 pm
28Neptune is 2 degrees north of the Moon.18001 pm
28The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.15008 am
29Uranus is 2 degrees north of the Moon.10005 am
29Venus is 1 degree 8 minutes north of the Moon.22005 pm