Phases of the Moon
|First Quarter:||September 06|
|Full Moon:||September 14|
|Last Quarter:||September 22|
|New Moon:||September 28|
After the superior conjuction with the Sun in august, the planet slowly re-appears in the evening sky. However, it is quite close to the Sun during September and sets down only 20 minutes after the Sun. It is very bright (-3.9mag), so try to find it using small binoculars AFTER SUNSET - do not damage your eyes!
Jupiter and Saturn
Both giant planets can be observed on the evening sky. The Moon will be very close to Saturn on September 8 and there will be the occultation of Saturn by Moon around 13:40 UT. However, it will only be visible in full in eastern Africa, Australia and Indonesia.
On September 23 at morning (07:50 UTC), the Sun will be located exactly on the celestial equator and the day and night have the same duration. Starting this date, the length of day in the Northern Hemisphere will be shorter than that of the night.