Sun, Moon, and Stars: July 2000

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

 

Celestial links
·  Visibility of the Planets
·  Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset
·  Equinoxes and Solstices
·  Eclipses in 2000
·  Astronomical terms
·  Calendar 2000
·  Summer Solstice
There are three eclipses in July!

July 1
July 16
July 30

 

 

July Calendar

 

 

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1Mars is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Mars and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.160012 pm (noon)
1NEW MOON...Partial eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will be visible in the central southern Pacific Ocean and the southern part of Chile and Argentina.19003 pm
1The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.22006 pm
4Earth is at its aphelion, or farthest point from the Sun in its yearly orbit.00008 pm
(July 3)
6Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury.12008 am
8FIRST QUARTER13009 am
15The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.160012 pm (noon)
16FULL MOON Total eclipse of the Moon. As it passes through the shadow of the Earth, the moon turns a coppery-red color.140010 am
16Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is at opposition, that is Vesta and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.18002 pm
17Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.10006 am
17Neptune is 1 degree 2 minutes north of the Moon.12008 am
18Uranus is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon.160012 pm (noon)
24LAST QUARTER11007 am
26Saturn is 2 degrees north of the Moon.09005 am
26Jupiter is 3 degrees north of the Moon.20004 pm
27Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 20 degrees west of the Sun.09005 am
27Neptune is at opposition, that is, Neptune and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.23007 pm
29Mercury is 0 degrees 8 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.17001 pm
30The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.08004 am
31NEW MOON...Partial eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will be visible in northern and western Russia, the northern parts of Scandinavia and Greenland, Arctic Ocean, and northwest North America.020010 pm (July 30)