Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Upcoming astoronomical events, interesting observations, packed with everything a stargazer needs to know.

Observations are described for the NORTHERN hemisphere and can be made by naked eye, small binoculars or by small telescope.

September 2019

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.

Autumnal Equinox

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.

Article by (C) G. Okša