September Moon & Planet Diary for 2015


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 Neptune at opposition
Uranus 1.0 degrees north of the Moon Occn
September 4 Mercury greatest elong E(27)
September 5 Aldebaran 0.6 degrees south of the Moon Occn
Moon last quarter
Venus stationary
September 6 Moon northern most declination (18.2 degrees)
September 10 Venus 2.6 degrees south of the Moon
Mars 4.6 degrees north of the Moon
September 11 Regulus 3.2 degrees north of the Moon
September 12 Jupiter 3.1 degrees north of the Moon
September 13 Moon new Eclipse
September 14 Moon at apogee
September 15 Mercury 5.1 degrees south of the Moon
September 16 Spica 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
September 17 Mercury stationary
September 19 Saturn 2.7 degrees south of the Moon
September 21 Moon first quarter
Moon southern most declination (-18.1 degrees)
September 22 Pluto 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
September 23 Equinox
September 24 Pluto stationary
September 25 Mars 0.8 degrees north of Regulus
September 26 Neptune 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
September 28 Moon full Eclipse
Moon at perigee
September 29 Uranus 0.9 degrees north of the Moon Occn
September 30 Mercury inferior conjunction
  • 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

August Moon & Planet data for 2015


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 perigee
Neptune 2.8 degrees south of the Moon
Saturn stationary
August 5 Uranus 0.9 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 7 Moon last quarter
Mercury 0.5 degrees north of Jupiter
Mercury 0.9 degrees north of Regulus
August 8 Aldebaran 0.7 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 10 Moon northern most declination (18.3 degrees)
August 11 Jupiter 0.4 degrees north of Regulus
August 13 Mars 5.5 degrees north of the Moon
August 14 Moon new
Venus 4.5 degrees south of the Moon
August 15 Regulus 3.2 degrees north of the Moon
Jupiter 3.5 degrees north of the Moon
Venus inferior conjunction
August 16 Mercury 1.9 degrees north of the Moon
August 18 Moon at apogee
August 19 Spica 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
August 22 Saturn 2.5 degrees south of the Moon
Moon first quarter
August 25 Moon southern most declination (-18.2 degrees)
August 26 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
Jupiter at conjunction
August 29 Moon full
Neptune 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
August 30 Moon at perigee
  • 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

July Moon & Planet data for 2015


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

July 1 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
Venus 0.4 degrees south of Jupiter
July 2 Moon full
Pluto 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
July 5 Moon at perigee
July 6 Neptune 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
Pluto at opposition
Earth at aphelion
July 8 Moon last quarter
July 9 Uranus 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
July 12 Aldebaran 0.9 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 14 Moon northern most declination (18.4 degrees)
July 15 Mercury 5.5 degrees north of the Moon
Mars 5.8 degrees north of the Moon
July 16 Moon new
Mercury 0.1 degrees south of Mars
July 18 Jupiter 4.0 degrees north of the Moon
July 19 Regulus 3.2 degrees north of the Moon
Venus 0.4 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Venus 2.9 degrees south of Regulus
July 20 Mercury 5.4 degrees south of Pollux
July 21 Moon at apogee
July 23 Venus stationary
Spica 3.9 degrees south of the Moon
Mercury superior conjunction
July 24 Moon first quarter
July 26 Saturn 2.2 degrees south of the Moon
Uranus stationary
July 28 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
July 29 Pluto 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
Mars 5.7 degrees south of Pollux
July 31 Venus 5.5 degrees south of Regulus
Moon full
  • aphelion: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Sun
  • 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
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object

June Moon & Planet data for 2015


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

June 1 Saturn 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
June 2 Moon full
June 3 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
June 5 Pluto 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
June 6 Venus greatest elong E(45)
June 9 Neptune 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
Moon last quarter
June 10 Moon at perigee
June 11 Mercury stationary
Uranus 0.5 degrees north of the Moon Occn
June 12 Neptune stationary
June 14 Mars at conjunction
June 15 Mercury 0.1 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Aldebaran 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
June 16 Mars 5.5 degrees north of the Moon
Moon new
Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
June 20 Venus 5.6 degrees north of the Moon
Jupiter 4.5 degrees north of the Moon
June 21 Solstice
Regulus 3.4 degrees north of the Moon
June 23 Moon at apogee
Mercury 2.0 degrees north of Aldebaran
June 24 Moon first quarter
Mercury greatest elong W(22)
June 26 Spica 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
June 29 Saturn 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
  • 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

May Moon & Planet data for 2015


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

May 2 Spica 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
May 4 Moon full
May 5 Saturn 2.0 degrees south of the Moon
May 7 Mercury greatest elong E(21)
Moon southern most declination (-18.3 degrees)
May 8 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
May 11 Moon last quarter
May 12 Neptune 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
May 14 Moon at perigee
May 15 Uranus 0.2 degrees north of the Moon Occn
May 18 Moon new
Mars 4.6 degrees north of the Moon
May 19 Aldebaran 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
Mercury 5.6 degrees north of the Moon
Mercury stationary
May 20 Moon northern most declination (18.4 degrees)
May 23 Saturn at opposition
May 24 Jupiter 5.0 degrees north of the Moon
May 25 Regulus 3.6 degrees north of the Moon
Moon first quarter
May 26 Mars 5.9 degrees north of Aldebaran
Moon at apogee
May 27 Mercury 1.6 degrees south of Mars
May 28 Mercury 3.9 degrees north of Aldebaran
May 29 Spica 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
May 30 Venus 4.0 degrees south of Pollux
Mercury inferior conjunction
  • 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