Sun, Moon, and Stars: September 2001

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

 

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


 

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon.07003 am
1The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.23007 pm
2FULL MOON22006 pm
10Saturn is 0 degrees 2 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.21005 pm
10LAST QUARTER19003 pm
12Jupiter is 1 degree 0 minutes south of the Moon. The planet is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.12008 am
15Venus is 3 degrees south of the Moon.07003 am
16The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.160012 pm
(noon)
17NEW MOON10006 am
18Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 27 degrees east of the Sun.22006 pm
19Mercury is 8 degrees south of the Moon.020010 pm
(Sept. 18)
20NEW MOON030011 pm
20Mercury is 0 degrees 9 minutes north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.20004 pm
22Equinox23007 pm
24FIRST QUARTER10006 am
25Mars is 2 degrees south of the Moon.01009 pm
(Sept. 24)
27Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.05001 am
27Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon.05001 am
28Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon.11007 am
29The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.06002 am