Sun, Moon, and Stars: October 2000

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

 

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·  Astronomical terms
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October Calendar

 

 

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
5FIRST QUARTER11007 am
6The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.07003 am
6Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 26 degrees east of the Sun.10007 am
7Neptune is 1 degree 3 minutes north of the Moon.06002 am
8Uranus is 1 degree 5 minutes north of the Moon.08004 am
9Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Pallas and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.22006 am
13FULL MOON09005 am
15Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.11007 am
16Saturn is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon.06002 am
17Jupiter is 2 degrees north of the Moon.00008 pm (Oct. 16)
18Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.18002 pm
19The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.22006 pm
20LAST QUARTER08004 am
21Jupiter is 5 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.05001 am
24Mars is 3 degrees south of the Moon.05001 am
26Uranus appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.20004 pm
26Venus is 3 degrees north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.22006 pm
27NEW MOON22006 pm
30Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury.020010 pm (Oct. 29)1
30Venus is 4 degrees south of the Moon.08004 am2
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23 am EST.