September Night Sky

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Here are some of the things to see in September:

  • 8 pm, western sky – Jupiter low above the horizon after sunset early in the month
  • 8:30 pm, southwestern sky – Saturn appears in the southwest in the evening
  • 6:15 am, eastern sky – Venus visible in the east before sunrise; Mercury and Mars appear slightly lower in the sky by mid-month; Mercury disappears in late September and Mars moves closer to Venus toward the end of the month
  • 11 pm, southern sky – Aquarius constellation with the Y-shaped Water Jar asterism and the large globular cluster Messier 2
  • 11 pm, southern sky – Capricornus constellation with the bright star Algiedi and the globular cluster Messier 30

Related: September constellations