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  Sky Calendar -- September 2007
3 Moon near the Pleiades at 7h UT (morning sky).
4 Last Quarter Moon at 2:33 UT.
4 Moon near Mars at 13h UT (morning sky). Mag. +0.2.
7 Moon near Pollux at 4h UT (morning sky).
8 Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) at 7h UT (morning sky).
9 Moon near Venus at 1h UT (29° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. -4.5.
11 Partial Eclipse of the Sun at 12:31 UT. Visible from parts of South America, Antarctica and South Atlantic. Eclipse begins at 10:26, ends at 14:37 UT. WARNING: NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN -- it will instantly damage your eyes! Instead, use a pinhole in a card to project the Sun's image onto a surface.
Partial Solar Eclipse of 2007 September 11 (NASA)
Event Times by Location (NASA)
11 New Moon at 12:44 UT. Start of lunation 1048.
13 Moon near Mercury at 11h UT (22° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. -0.1.
14 Moon near Spica at 11h UT (evening sky).
15 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 21h UT (distance 405,642 km; angular size 29.5').
18 Moon very near Antares at 8h UT (evening sky).
18 Moon near Jupiter at 14h UT (evening sky).
19 First Quarter Moon at 16:48 UT.
22 Mercury 0.10° from Spica at 9h UT (25° from Sun, evening sky). Mags. 0.0 and +1.0, respectively. Favors sky watchers in the southern hemisphere.
23 Venus brightest at 5h UT (morning sky). Mag. -4.6.
23 September equinox at 9:54 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)
26 Full Moon at 19:46 UT. The full Moon of September is called the "Fruit Moon". As the nearest Full Moon to the September equinox it is also called the "Harvest Moon".
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
28 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 2h UT (359,419 km; 33.3').
29 Mercury at greatest elongation, 26° east from Sun (evening sky) at 16h UT. Mag. +0.1, very low in the west-southwest soon after sunset. Favors sky watchers in the southern hemisphere.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

Clear skies till next month!

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