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The Sky This Week - Thursday September 17 to Thursday September 24

14 Sep 2009, 21:57 UTC
The Sky This Week - Thursday September 17 to Thursday September 24
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The New Moon is Saturday September 19. Mercury is lost in the evening twilight. Jupiter is is easily seen as the brightest object in the evening sky. In the morning, Venus and Mars are seen above the eastern horizon before dawn. Venus and the bright star Regulus are close on Monday September 21.Evening sky looking east at 7:30 pm local time on Monday September 21. Click to embiggen.The New Moon is Saturday September 19.Mercury is lost in the twilight glow.Earth is at equinox on Wednesday September 23. Day and night are of equal length and the Sun rises due east.Saturn is no longer visible, and will reappear in the morning in October.Jupiter is easily seen as the brightest object in the evening sky. While Jupiter is past opposition, where it is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth, it is still more than big enough to be appreciated in even the smallest telescope. If you don't have a telescope to view Jupiter, why not go to one of your local Astronomical Societies or Planetariums open nights? Jupiter's Moons are readily visible in binoculars or a small telescope. On Friday September 18 and Thursday September 24 Jupiter has an interesting alignment ...

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