Night Sky Highlights in September

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Here are some of the things to catch in September:

  • 7:45 PM, western sky – Venus hanging just above the horizon after sunset
  • 9 PM, southwestern sky – Mars and Saturn still appearing close together in the evening and moving further apart toward the end of the month
  • 6:15 AM, eastern sky – Mercury briefly appears above the horizon before sunrise late in the month
  • 11 PM, southern sky – Aquarius constellation with the Y-shaped Water Jar asterism and the compact globular cluster Messier 2
  • 11 PM, southern sky – Capricornus constellation with the bright star Algedi and the globular cluster Messier 30

Related: September constellations