The Night Sky This Month: September

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Here are some of the things to see this month:

  • 8 pm, southwestern sky – Venus and Jupiter visible above the horizon
  • 9 pm, southern sky – Mars and Saturn visible in the direction of Sagittarius
  • 11 pm, southern sky – Aquarius constellation, with the Water Jar asterism and the dense globular star cluster Messier 2
  • 11 pm, southern sky – Capricornus constellation, with the bright star Algedi and the globular cluster Messier 30
  • The comet Giacobini Zinner will be at its brightest and easy to see in binoculars in the east as it passes through Auriga, between the constellations Gemini and Orion

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