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PLANISPHERES

All sky watchers need a planisphere to quickly show the location of stars and constellations for any date and time. Note: Planispheres are designed for specific latitudes so be sure to select one for your latitude.


Guide to the Stars

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A very large 16-inch diameter information-rich planisphere (plastic) for use anywhere between latitude 30° & 60° North. Also available in a Southern Hemisphere edition.
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  Sky Calendar -- September 2019
2 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 15h UT.
Spica (Wikipedia)
4 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 1h UT. The elusive innermost planet passes into the evening sky.
5 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 23h UT.
Antares (Wikipedia)
6 First Quarter Moon at 3:11 UT.
6 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. −2.2.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
8 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 14h UT. Mag. 0.4. Occultation visible from northern and western Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
10 Neptune at opposition (midnight sky) at 7h UT. The best time to view the most distant planet in the Solar System. Requires a telescope. Mag. +7.8. Very close to Phi Aqr (Mag. 4.2) on 6 Sept (see map).
Neptune (Wikipedia)
13 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 14h UT (distance 406,377 km; angular size 29.4').
14 Full Moon at 4:34 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
19 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 23h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
20 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 16h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
22 Last Quarter Moon at 2:42 UT.
23 September equinox at 7:51 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)
23 Moon near Castor (morning sky) at 19h UT.
24 Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 0h UT.
24 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (morning sky) at 23h UT.
26 Moon near Regulus (33° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
28 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 2:29 UT (357,802 km; angular size 33.4'). Only 16 hours before New Moon.
28 Moon near Mars (10° from Sun, morning sky) at 5h UT. Mag. 1.8.
Mars (Wikipedia)
28 New Moon at 18:27 UT. Start of lunation 1197.
29 Mercury 1.3° NNE of Spica (18° from Sun, evening sky) at 9h UT. Mags. −0.2 and 1.0. Venus nearby.
29 Moon near Venus (13° from Sun, evening sky) at 16h UT. Mag. −3.9.
Venus (Wikipedia)
30 Moon near Spica (18° from Sun, evening sky) at 1h UT.
30 Moon near Mercury (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 3h UT.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Daylight Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • US Pacific Daylight Time = UT − 7 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time = UT + 10 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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