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  Sky Calendar -- September 2012
7 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 3h UT.
Pleiades (star cluster) (Wikipedia)
7 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 6h UT (distance 404,294 km; angular size 29.6').
8 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 1h UT.
8 Moon very near Jupiter (91° from Sun, morning sky) at 10h UT. Occultation visible in central and southern South America. Mag. -2.4.
Occultation of Jupiter (US Naval Observatory)
8 Last Quarter Moon at 13:15 UT.
9 Moon very near Ceres (81° from Sun, morning sky). Occultation visible in North America (except southeast), Europe, North Africa, Middle East, and western Russia. Mag. +7.7. Telescope required.
Occultation of Ceres (IOTA)
Occultation of Ceres (US Naval Observatory)
10 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 13h UT. The planet passes into the evening sky.
12 Moon near Venus (morning sky) at 16h UT. Mag. -4.2.
13 Venus 2.3° S. of Beehive cluster (M44) (44° from Sun, morning sky) at 15h UT. Mag. -4.2.
14 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 8h UT.
16 New Moon at 2:09 UT. Start of lunation 1110.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
18 Moon very near Spica (28° from Sun, evening sky) at 3h UT. Occultation visible in Madagascar, south Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.
Occultation of Spica (US Naval Observatory)
18 Moon near Saturn (32° from Sun, evening sky) at 12h UT. Mag. +0.7.
19 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 3h UT (365,752 km; 32.7').
19 Moon very near Mars (51° from Sun, evening sky) at 3h UT. Occultation visible in central South America and French Polynesia. Mag. +1.2.
Occultation of Mars (US Naval Observatory)
21 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 7h UT.
22 September equinox at 14:47 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point along the ecliptic where it crosses into the southern celestial hemisphere marking the start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
Equinox (Wikipedia)
22 First Quarter Moon at 19:41 UT.
30 Full Moon at 3:17 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Daylight Time = UT - 4 hours.

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