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The diagram below is explained further on the page for the year 2000.

For an explanation of the above pictures, see the page for the year 2000.

The last table on this page lists a number of noteworthy planetary phenomena during the listed year. The first column ("date") gives the date and hour, in the form year-month-dayThour in the Gregorian calendar, in Universal Time (UT). The second column ("pl") identifies the planet that shows the phenomenon:

pl Planet
Me Mercury
Ve Venus
Ma Mars
Ju Jupiter
Sa Saturn
Ur Uranus
Ne Neptune
Lu Moon

The third column ("*") provides the type of the phenomenon. The fourth column ("AU") shows the value (distance) in Astronomical Units, if applicable. The fifth column ("deg") gives the value of a relevant angle (declination $$δ$$, elongation $$E$$, conjunction spread $$σ$$, or ecliptic longitude $$λ$$) in degrees. Which angle it is for each phenomenon is shown below in column "?". Declinations and ecliptical longitudes are measured relative to the equinox of the date.

 ?
Explanation
p perigee
a apogee
+dδgreatest northern declination
−dδgreatest southern declination
cλconjunction (with the Sun)
oλopposition (relative to the Sun)
eEgreatest elongation
xaλpassage through the ascending node (zero ecliptical latitude)
xdλpassage through the descending node (zero ecliptical latitude)
bσleast conjunction spread (Mercury - Saturn)
Bσleast conjunction spread (Mercury - Neptune)
sσgreatest conjunction spread (Mercury - Saturn)
Sσgreatest conjunction spread (Mercury - Neptune)
Vλbegin eastward (prograde) acceleration
Pgλstationary point: begin eastward (prograde) motion
vλbegin westward (retrograde) acceleration
Rgλstationary point: begin westward (retrograde) motion

The calculations for the planets are based on the VSOP87 model (type A) of Laskar, and the calculations for the Moon are based on the most detailed model from [Meeus]. One position per day was calculated for each celestial object. The hour of the day for each phenomenon was determined by interpolation.

date pl *  AU deg
2012-01-02T08 Lu a 0.002704
2012-01-02T10 Lu V  +29.87
2012-01-06T02 Lu xd +74.08
2012-01-06T09 Lu +d +22.54
2012-01-07T09 Me xa +269.44
2012-01-08T19 Lu o  +108.44
2012-01-10T11
**
S  +206.56
2012-01-14T02 Me −d −23.90
2012-01-17T02 Lu v  +223.10
2012-01-17T08 Lu p 0.002473
2012-01-17T22 Ma −d +5.98
2012-01-19T06 Lu xa +253.49
2012-01-19T14 Lu −d −22.49
2012-01-22T19 Lu c  +302.72
2012-01-23T12 Ma Rg +173.09
2012-01-24T18
**
B  +142.31
2012-01-30T04 Me a  1.415
2012-01-30T05 Lu a 0.002703
2012-01-30T11 Lu V  +38.48
2012-01-31T06 Sa −d −8.89
2012-02-02T07 Lu xd +72.43
2012-02-02T18 Lu +d +22.40
2012-02-07T00 Me o  +318.21
2012-02-07T00 Sa Rg +209.50
2012-02-07T09 Lu o  +138.55
2012-02-09T02
**
S  +199.29
2012-02-10T16 Lu v  +184.92
2012-02-11T07 Lu p 0.002459
2012-02-11T22
**
s  +216.30
2012-02-15T08 Lu xa +251.17
2012-02-15T15 Ve xd +9.24
2012-02-15T20 Lu −d −22.30
2012-02-17T08 Me v  +336.99
2012-02-19T08 Ne c  +330.61
2012-02-19T10 Ne v  +330.61
2012-02-19T23 Ne a  30.99
2012-02-21T10 Lu c  +332.69
2012-02-23T15
**
B  +140.68
2012-02-26T01 Me xd +352.57
2012-02-27T01 Lu a 0.002706
2012-02-27T12 Lu V  +46.72
2012-02-29T10 Lu xd +69.48
2012-03-01T04 Lu +d +22.15
2012-03-03T08 Ma o  +163.65
2012-03-03T19 Ma V  +163.46
2012-03-04T16 Me e  +18.12
2012-03-05T05 Ma p  0.6737
2012-03-07T21 Lu o  +168.23
2012-03-09T13 Lu v  +192.75
2012-03-09T18
**
S  +199.76
2012-03-09T22 Lu p 0.002422
2012-03-11T19 Me Rg +6.82
2012-03-13T08 Lu xa +248.15
2012-03-13T12 Me +d +5.72
2012-03-14T02 Lu −d −22.03
2012-03-19T20
**
b  +178.16
2012-03-21T07 Me c  +1.57
2012-03-22T02 Lu c  +141.61
2012-03-22T03 Me V  +0.80
2012-03-23T07
**
B  +143.40
2012-03-24T00 Ur v  +4.50
2012-03-24T06 Ur c  +4.51
2012-03-24T16 Me p  0.6000
2012-03-25T02 Ur a  21.07
2012-03-25T17 Lu a 0.002712
2012-03-26T05 Ve e  +45.96
2012-03-26T07 Lu V  +52.75
2012-03-27T12 Lu xd +66.66
2012-03-28T11
**
s  +178.89
2012-03-28T11 Lu +d +21.89
2012-04-03T22 Me Pg +353.84
2012-04-04T08 Me xa +353.86
2012-04-05T01 Ma +d +12.89
2012-04-06T07 Lu o  +197.38
2012-04-06T22
**
S  +209.37
2012-04-06T23 Lu v  +207.55
2012-04-07T05 Lu p 0.002395
2012-04-09T07 Me −d −2.95
2012-04-09T12 Lu xa +245.90
2012-04-10T09 Lu −d −21.81
2012-04-13T15 Ma Pg +153.68
2012-04-15T06 Sa o  +206.17
2012-04-15T06 Sa p  8.720
2012-04-15T11 Sa V  +206.16
2012-04-18T01 Me e  −27.39
2012-04-20T19 Lu c  +31.57
2012-04-21T04
**
B  +148.01
2012-04-22T01 Lu a 0.002717
2012-04-22T15 Lu V  +53.16
2012-04-23T15 Lu xd +65.23
2012-04-24T17 Lu +d +21.74
2012-05-04T06 Ve +d +27.82
2012-05-05T12 Lu v  +224.08
2012-05-05T15 Lu p 0.002386
2012-05-05T15 Lu o  +226.04
2012-05-05T15
**
S  +208.88
2012-05-06T21 Lu xa +245.06
2012-05-07T18 Lu −d −21.72
2012-05-11T23 Ju v  +52.93
2012-05-13T01 Ju c  +53.18
2012-05-15T02 Ve Rg +83.99
2012-05-15T08 Ju a  6.010
2012-05-19T04 Lu a 0.002717
2012-05-19T05 Lu V  +45.50
2012-05-20T10
**
B  +145.40
2012-05-20T11 Lu c  +60.34
2012-05-20T21 Lu xd +65.06
2012-05-21T23 Lu +d +21.71
2012-05-24T00 Me xd +60.15
2012-05-26T05 Me a  1.322
2012-05-27T00 Me o  +66.64
2012-05-27T17 Me v  +68.28
2012-06-01T17 Ne +d −10.90
2012-06-03T01 Lu p 0.002396
2012-06-03T01 Lu v  +240.83
2012-06-03T08 Lu xa +245.07
2012-06-03T18
**
S  +209.38
2012-06-03T23 Lu o  +254.24
2012-06-04T02 Ne Rg +333.15
2012-06-04T05 Lu −d −21.71
2012-06-05T11 Ve V  +75.78
2012-06-05T11 Ve p  0.2887
2012-06-05T13 Ve c  +75.74
2012-06-06T04 Ve xa +75.33
2012-06-08T12 Me +d +25.37
2012-06-11T03
**
b  +120.17
2012-06-15T09 Lu V  +44.24
2012-06-15T13 Lu a 0.002713
2012-06-17T03 Lu xd +65.06
2012-06-17T10
**
B  +153.99
2012-06-18T05 Lu +d +21.72
2012-06-18T06 Sa +d −6.44
2012-06-19T03 Lu c  +88.71
2012-06-24T18 Sa Pg +202.76
2012-06-27T03 Ve Pg +67.48
2012-06-30T14 Me e  +25.74
2012-06-30T17 Lu xa +244.75
2012-07-01T05 Lu p 0.002422
2012-07-01T07 Me xa +126.07
2012-07-01T11 Lu v  +255.82
2012-07-01T15 Lu −d −21.70
2012-07-02T06
**
S  +236.58
2012-07-03T06 Lu o  +282.24
2012-07-05T12 Ve −d +17.38
2012-07-05T15
**
s  +122.35
2012-07-11T04 Ur +d +2.72
2012-07-12T18 Ur Rg +8.54
2012-07-13T01 Lu V  +48.89
2012-07-13T05 Lu a 0.002706
2012-07-14T08 Lu xd +64.17
2012-07-14T14 Me Rg +132.54
2012-07-15T13 Lu +d +21.67
2012-07-16T11
**
B  +166.27
2012-07-18T16 Lu c  +116.92
2012-07-21T19 Me −d +13.24
2012-07-24T09 Ma xa +191.85
2012-07-25T02 Me p  0.5847
2012-07-27T12 Me V  +126.70
2012-07-27T22 Lu xa +243.15
2012-07-28T07 Me c  +126.12
2012-07-28T20 Lu p 0.002455
2012-07-29T00 Lu −d −21.59
2012-07-29T09 Lu v  +263.99
2012-07-30T02
**
S  +247.22
2012-08-01T15 Lu o  +310.28
2012-08-07T17 Me Pg +121.42
2012-08-09T22 Lu V  +55.23
2012-08-09T22 Lu a 0.002701
2012-08-10T12 Lu xd +61.91
2012-08-11T21 Lu +d +21.49
2012-08-13T02
**
B  +170.03
2012-08-15T10 Ve e  −45.71
2012-08-16T03 Me e  −18.65
2012-08-16T19 Me +d +17.97
2012-08-17T03 Lu c  +145.12
2012-08-17T20 Ve +d +20.01
2012-08-20T00 Me xd +130.00
2012-08-22T13 Lu v  +220.19
2012-08-23T07 Lu p 0.002471
2012-08-23T08 Ne p  28.98
2012-08-23T15 Ne V  +331.75
2012-08-23T23 Lu xa +240.45
2012-08-24T00 Ne o  +331.74
2012-08-25T06 Lu −d −21.38
2012-08-28T14
**
S  +282.15
2012-08-31T02 Lu o  +338.57
2012-09-03T00 Me v  +154.71
2012-09-06T14 Lu xd +59.00
2012-09-06T17 Lu a 0.002703
2012-09-06T20 Lu V  +62.18
2012-09-08T06 Lu +d +21.25
2012-09-08T20
**
b  +113.77
2012-09-09T23 Me o  +168.16
2012-09-14T23
**
B  +186.04
2012-09-15T14 Lu c  +173.60
2012-09-17T04 Me a  1.396
2012-09-18T03 Lu v  +210.47
2012-09-18T15 Lu p 0.002445
2012-09-20T00 Lu xa +237.80
2012-09-21T12 Lu −d −21.14
2012-09-27T06 Me xa +198.20
2012-09-27T08 Ve xd +143.71
2012-09-28T00 Ur p  19.06
2012-09-28T16 Ur V  +6.55
2012-09-28T19 Ur o  +6.54
2012-09-29T15 Lu o  +7.38
2012-10-01T09
**
S  +301.49
2012-10-01T20 Ju +d +21.92
2012-10-03T17 Lu xd +56.77
2012-10-04T00 Ju Rg +76.38
2012-10-04T12 Lu a 0.002708
2012-10-04T17 Lu V  +68.84
2012-10-05T13 Lu +d +21.03
2012-10-15T00 Lu c  +202.52
2012-10-16T08 Lu v  +222.33
2012-10-16T13 Lu p 0.002411
2012-10-17T06 Lu xa +236.29
2012-10-18T08
**
B  +171.85
2012-10-18T18 Lu −d −20.97
2012-10-24T11 Sa v  +212.30
2012-10-24T19 Sa a  10.77
2012-10-24T20 Sa c  +212.34
2012-10-26T07 Me e  +23.92
2012-10-29T07 Lu o  +36.80
2012-10-30T22 Lu xd +56.00
2012-11-01T03 Lu a 0.002714
2012-11-01T08 Lu V  +72.87
2012-11-01T13
**
S  +234.24
2012-11-01T20 Lu +d +20.92
2012-11-03T11 Me −d −23.62
2012-11-06T10 Me Rg +244.30
2012-11-06T13
**
s  +127.29
2012-11-09T19 Ne −d −11.92
2012-11-10T14 Ne Pg +330.36
2012-11-13T10 Lu c  +231.93
2012-11-13T16 Lu xa +236.07
2012-11-13T22 Lu v  +239.57
2012-11-13T22 Lu p 0.002389
2012-11-15T04 Lu −d −20.91
2012-11-15T21
**
B  +153.57
2012-11-15T23 Me xd +237.30
2012-11-16T11 Me p  0.6766
2012-11-16T23 Me V  +235.95
2012-11-17T03 Me c  +235.71
2012-11-17T09 Ma −d −24.55
2012-11-18T09
**
b  +126.13
2012-11-26T10 Me Pg +228.17
2012-11-27T05 Lu xd +56.09
2012-11-27T09 Me +d −14.82
2012-11-28T02 Lu o  +66.79
2012-11-28T02 Lu V  +66.79
2012-11-28T07 Lu a 0.002716
2012-11-29T02 Lu +d +20.93
2012-11-29T23
**
S  +211.47
2012-12-01T02 Ju p  4.069
2012-12-02T10 Ju V  +71.31
2012-12-02T13 Ju o  +71.29
2012-12-04T14 Me e  −20.42
2012-12-11T03 Ur −d +1.17
2012-12-11T03 Lu xa +235.97
2012-12-12T11 Lu p 0.002387
2012-12-12T14 Lu v  +258.12
2012-12-12T15 Lu −d −20.93
2012-12-12T20 Lu c  +261.74
2012-12-12T22 Ur Pg +4.61
2012-12-15T08
**
B  +136.85
2012-12-24T06 Me xa +259.62
2012-12-24T10 Lu xd +55.66
2012-12-24T20 Lu V  +60.54
2012-12-25T09 Lu a 0.002715
2012-12-26T09 Lu +d +20.93
2012-12-27T22 Lu o  +97.08
2012-12-29T07
**
S  +177.25

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