September Astronomy

Mars is joined by the waning Moon as they appear in Taurus, the Bull from the 15th to the 17th.

Mars is joined by the waning Moon as they appear in Taurus, the Bull from the 15th to the 17th.

August 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Summer’s constellations, Scorpio and Sagittarius, begin their departure, progressing from south toward the southwest through the month.  At the same time, Saturn edges higher from southeast into the south, and Jupiter rises into the east, joined by Mars before midnight.  Extending up from the Teapot in Sagittarius, the broad, faint path of the Milky Way arches from southwest to northeast, where the Summer Triangle remains high in the south.  The eastern skies welcome back the Great Square of Pegasus, due east mid-month at 8:30 PM, attached to Andromeda to its left. Venus slips into the morning twilight, while Mercury offers no viewing this month.

Keep up on the latest happenings in your night sky with the Eye on the Night Sky!

September Sun and Moon

  • 3: First Quarter Moon
  • 10: Full “Harvest” Moon
  • 17: Last Quarter Moon
  • 25: New Moon

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