December Moon & Planet data for 2017


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during December. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

December 3 Mercury stationary
December 3 Aldebaran 0.8 degrees south of the Moon Occn
December 3 Moon full
December 4 Moon at perigee
December 5 Moon northern most declination (20.0 degrees)
December 6 Mercury 1.4 degrees south of Saturn
December 8 Regulus 0.7 degrees south of the Moon Occn
December 9 Venus 5.0 degrees north of Antares
December 10 Moon last quarter
December 13 Mercury inferior conjunction
December 13 Mars 3.9 degrees south of the Moon
December 14 Jupiter 4.0 degrees south of the Moon
December 15 Mercury 2.2 degrees north of Venus
December 17 Mercury 1.8 degrees south of the Moon
December 17 Venus 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
December 18 Moon new
December 18 Saturn 2.7 degrees south of the Moon
December 19 Moon at apogee
December 19 Moon southern most declination (-20.1 degrees)
December 20 Pluto 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
December 21 Solstice
December 21 Saturn at conjunction
December 23 Mercury stationary
December 24 Neptune 1.4 degrees north of the Moon
December 25 Venus 1.1 degrees south of Saturn
December 26 Moon first quarter
December 27 Uranus 4.2 degrees north of the Moon
December 31 Aldebaran 0.8 degrees south of the Moon Occn
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

November Moon & Planet data for 2017


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during November. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

November 2 Venus 3.5 degrees north of Spica
November 3 Uranus 3.9 degrees north of the Moon
November 4 Moon full
November 6 Moon at perigee
November 6 Aldebaran 0.8 degrees south of the Moon Occn
November 8 Moon northern most declination (19.8 degrees)
November 10 Moon last quarter
November 11 Regulus 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
November 12 Mercury 2.2 degrees north of Antares
November 13 Venus 0.3 degrees north of Jupiter
November 15 Mars 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
November 17 Jupiter 3.9 degrees south of the Moon
November 17 Venus 3.8 degrees south of the Moon
November 18 Moon new
November 21 Saturn 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
November 21 Moon at apogee
November 22 Moon southern most declination (-20.0 degrees)
November 22 Pluto 2.0 degrees south of the Moon
November 22 Neptune stationary
November 23 Mercury greatest elong E(22)
November 26 Moon first quarter
November 27 Neptune 1.1 degrees north of the Moon Occn
November 28 Mercury 3.0 degrees south of Saturn
November 29 Mars 3.1 degrees north of Spica
November 30 Uranus 4.0 degrees north of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

September Moon & Planet data for 2017


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during September. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

September 1 Moon southern most declination (-19.4 degrees)
September 1 Pluto 2.5 degrees south of the Moon
September 3 Mercury 3.3 degrees south of Mars
September 4 Mercury stationary
September 5 Neptune at opposition
September 5 Mars 0.7 degrees north of Regulus
September 6 Neptune 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
September 6 Moon full
September 9 Uranus 4.1 degrees north of the Moon
September 10 Mercury 0.7 degrees south of Regulus
September 11 Jupiter 3.1 degrees north of Spica
September 12 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 12 Mercury greatest elong W(18)
September 13 Moon last quarter
September 13 Moon at perigee
September 14 Moon northern most declination (19.4 degrees)
September 16 Mercury 0.0 degrees north of Mars
September 18 Venus 0.5 degrees north of the Moon Occn
September 18 Regulus 0.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 18 Mars 0.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 18 Mercury 0.0 degrees north of the Moon Occn
September 20 Venus 0.5 degrees north of Regulus
September 20 Moon new
September 22 Jupiter 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
September 22 Equinox
September 27 Saturn 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
September 27 Moon at apogee
September 28 Moon first quarter
September 28 Pluto stationary
September 28 Moon southern most declination (-19.5 degrees)
September 29 Pluto 2.5 degrees south of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

October Moon & Planet data for 2017


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during October. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

October 3 Neptune 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
October 5 Venus 0.2 degrees north of Mars
October 5 Moon full
October 6 Uranus 4.0 degrees north of the Moon
October 8 Mercury superior conjunction
October 9 Moon at perigee
October 9 Aldebaran 0.6 degrees south of the Moon Occn
October 11 Moon northern most declination (19.6 degrees)
October 12 Moon last quarter
October 13 Mercury 2.7 degrees north of Spica
October 15 Regulus 0.2 degrees south of the Moon Occn
October 17 Mars 1.7 degrees south of the Moon
October 18 Venus 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
October 18 Mercury 0.9 degrees south of Jupiter
October 19 Uranus at opposition
October 19 Moon new
October 20 Jupiter 3.7 degrees south of the Moon
October 20 Mercury 4.9 degrees south of the Moon
October 24 Saturn 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
October 25 Moon at apogee
October 25 Moon southern most declination (-19.8 degrees)
October 26 Pluto 2.2 degrees south of the Moon
October 26 Jupiter at conjunction
October 27 Moon first quarter
October 30 Neptune 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object

August Moon & Planet data for 2017


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during August. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

August 2 Moon at apogee
August 3 Saturn 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
August 3 Uranus stationary
August 4 Moon southern most declination (-19.4 degrees)
August 5 Pluto 2.4 degrees south of the Moon
August 7 Moon full Eclipse
August 9 Neptune 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 12 Mercury stationary
August 13 Uranus 4.1 degrees north of the Moon
August 15 Moon last quarter
August 16 Aldebaran 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 18 Moon northern most declination (19.4 degrees)
August 18 Moon at perigee
August 19 Venus 2.2 degrees north of the Moon
August 21 Mars 1.5 degrees north of the Moon
August 21 Moon new Eclipse
August 21 Regulus 0.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 22 Mercury 5.8 degrees south of the Moon
August 25 Saturn stationary
August 25 Jupiter 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
August 26 Mercury inferior conjunction
August 29 Moon first quarter
August 30 Moon at apogee
August 30 Saturn 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
August 31 Mercury 3.5 degrees south of Regulus
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth