Sun, Moon, and Stars: October 2001

Sun, Moon & Stars
Movement of the heavenly bodies: October 2001

 

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·  Visibility of the Planets
·  Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset
·  Equinoxes and Solstices
·  Eclipses in 2001
·  Astronomical terms
·  Calendar 2001
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October Calendar


 

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EDT)
1Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde motion.20004 pm
2FULL MOON140010 am
7Saturn is 0 degrees 2 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.19003 pm
9Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.18002 pm
10Jupiter is 1 degree 4 minutes south of the Moon.00008 pm
(Oct. 9)
10LAST QUARTER040012 am
(midnight)
14Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury.020010 pm
(Oct. 13)
14The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.23007 pm
15Venus is 4 degrees south of the Moon.020010 pm
(Oct. 14)
16NEW MOON19003 pm
17Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.030011 pm
22Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.11007 am
23Mars is 0 degrees 1 minute north of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.20004 pm
24FIRST QUARTER030011 pm
(Oct. 23)
24Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon.12008 am
25Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon.17001 pm
26The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.20004 pm
29Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 19 degrees west of the Sun.170012 pm*
(noon)
31Uranus appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.040011 pm*
(Oct. 30)
*Eastern Standard Time (EST).


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