Highlights of the Night Sky in September

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Here are some of the highlights of the night sky in September:

  • 8 PM southwestern sky – Mars and Saturn near the horizon just after sunset
  • 5:30 AM eastern sky – Jupiter appears above the horizon before sunrise
  • 11 PM southern sky – Aquarius constellation with the Y-shaped Water Jar asterism and the globular star cluster Messier 2
  • 11 PM southern sky – Capricornus constellation with the bright optical binary star Algiedi and the globular cluster Messier 30
  • 9 PM eastern sky – Harvest Moon rises in the east at sunset on the night of September 8-9

Related: September constellations