The Seasonal Almanac: Nature and Astronomical Events for December 2000 and January 2001

The Seasonal Almanac covers nature and astronomical events for December 2000 and January 2001.

| December 2000/January 2001

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The Seasonal Almanac shares nature and astronomical events for December 2000 and January 2001. 

Seasonal Almanac for December 2000 and January 2001

December 2000

1 In 1831, New York City experienced a record cold December with a mean temperature of 22°.

3 FIRST QUARTER MOON, 10:55 p.m. EST; International Day of Disabled Persons; in 1967 the first human heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christian Bernard in Cape Town, South Africa.

4 Pluto at conjunction with the sun and unviewable; Venus pulls closer to Earth than one astronomical unit (average distance between Earth and Sun).

5 Vicksburg, Mississippi hit by tornado which kills 38, injures 270, on this day in 1953; Walt Disney born this day in 1901 (died in 1966).

6 Venus, brilliant planet in the southwest at nightfall, now sets more than three full hours after the sun (see December 27 entry); St. Nicholas's Day.

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