fall-equinox

fall equinox

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: September 2013
September 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Venus remains in the west at dusk. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. On September 18, Venus passes Saturn (they are just over three degrees apart). Saturn is now shining in the south/southwest at dusk. Although not as bright as Venus, it does outshine […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: September 2012
September 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mars remains an evening object. It is low in the southwest at dusk. Saturn is now in the west-southwest at dusk for one more month. By month’s end, it sets just after twilight ends. Jupiter emerges higher into the morning sky this month. Look for it high in the south at dawn; it outshines all […]

Shine on Harvest Moon
September 20, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

As this week begins, the moon is in waxing gibbous phase, on its way to being full on the morning of September 23. This full moon occurs just six hours after the fall equinox, which is at 10:13 pm the previous night.  Therefore, this is this year’s Harvest Moon.  Every year, the full moon nearest to the […]

Go Stargazing! October Edition
October 7, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is the brightest thing in the evening sky this month, unless the Moon is out.  Face south-southeast and look for the brightest point of light there.  Remember, Jupiter outshines everything in the sky except the Sun, the Moon, and Venus, so if you’re looking in the right direction, you can’t miss it. The Moon […]



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