Local Sky Events


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  • Sep 23 at 12:50 AM Autumn begins as the Sun crosses the celestial equator heading south.
  • Jupiter rises in the late evening during September in the southeast.
  • Saturn rises around sunset in the east-southeast and will be up all night showing the northern side of its rings tilted 8 degrees toward Earth.
  • Mars is heading for conjunction with the sun. Use binoculars to find the red planet after the sun has set.
  • Both Venus and Mercury have completed their conjunction and may be found in the early morning sky about an hour before sunrise. Venus, magnitude -4.7 will be easy to find. Mercury will rise about 10 degrees above the eastern horizon at mid-month for the best of the year.


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See Sky and Telescope Magazine (The Sky at a Glance) for more events.