Sun, Moon, and Stars: September 2000

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

 

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September Calendar

 

 

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 4 minutes north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.22006 pm
5FIRST QUARTER160012 pm (Noon)
7Jupiter is 5 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.18002 pm
8The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.13009 am
9Neptune is 1 degree 2 minutes north of the Moon.23007 pm
11Uranus is 1 degree 4 minutes north of the Moon.01009 pm
(Sept. 10)
12Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.20004 pm
13FULL MOON20004 pm
16Mars is 0 degrees 8 minutes north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo.07003 am
18Venus is 3 degrees north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.19003 pm
19Saturn is 1 degree 8 minutes north of the Moon.01009 pm
(Sept. 18)
19Jupiter is 2 degrees north of the Moon.19003 pm
21LAST QUARTER01009 pm
(Sept. 20)
22Autumnal Equinox17001 pm
23Mercury is 0 degrees 7 minutes north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.150011 am
24The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.08004 am
25Mars is 2 degrees south of the Moon.17001 pm
27The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.030011 pm
(Sept. 26)
27NEW MOON20004 pm
29Mercury is 8 degrees south of the Moon.13009 am
29Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.140010 am
30Venus is 5 degrees south of the Moon.00008 pm
(Sept. 29)
30Ceres, the largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 5 minutes south of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.040012 am
(Midnight)