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The Seasonal Almanac: Nature and Astronomical Events for December 1999 and January 2000

The Seasonal Almanac covers nature and astronomical events for December 1999 and January 2000.

| December 1999/January 2000

The Seasonal Almanac shares nature and astronomical events for December 1999 and January 2000. 

Seasonal Almanac for December 1999 and January 2000

DECEMBER 1999

1 In 1831 record cold closed the Erie Canal for the entire month of December.

2 Mercury - 20.4° - is at its greatest elongation (maximum angular separation) from the sun; Pluto at conjunction with the sun (and therefore unviewable)l; first heart transplant performed this day in 1967; Napoleon was crowned emperor by the Pope this day in 1804; Cortez died this day in 1547.

4 First day of Hanukkah.



7 NEW MOON, 5:32 P.M . EST; Pearl Harbor attacked in 1941; launch of Apollo I7, last manned spacecraft to visit moon, on this day in 1972.

8 Moon farthest for year, 6 A.M . EST; earliest sunset (4:35 P.M .) for people at 40°N latitude.






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