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September 2016
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RSS > Astronomy Essentials

  • Late September-October planet guide September 23, 2016
    Use the moon to catch Mercury before dawn in late September, 2016. Then watch as Jupiter pairs with Mercury in the picturesque glow of dawn on October 11.
    Bruce McClure
  • All you need to know: September equinox September 22, 2016
    2016's September equinox arrives on the 22nd. Happy autumn (or spring)!
    Deborah Byrd
  • Astro festivals, star parties, workshops September 21, 2016
    Looking for something to do on the weekends? At star parties, amateur astronomers with telescopes will show you the night sky. Find one near you ...
  • Day and night exactly equal at equinoxes? September 18, 2016
    On the day of the equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising - given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric refraction.
    Bruce McClure
  • 2016’s close and large Harvest Moon September 16, 2016
    This year's Harvest Moon on September 16 happens to be an especially close and large full moon. Some will call it a supermoon. Notice that it's very bright!
    Deborah Byrd
  • Sun enters Virgo on September 16 September 15, 2016
    The sun will stay in front of the constellation Virgo until it passes in front of the constellation Libra on October 30.
    Bruce McClure

RSS Sky & Telescope > This Week’s Sky

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 23 – October 1 September 23, 2016
    Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 23 – October 1 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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