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  Sky Calendar -- September 2013
2 Moon near Mars (37° from Sun, morning sky) at 5h UT. Mag. +1.6.
2 Moon near Beehive Cluster (33° from Sun, morning sky) at 16h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
4 Moon near Regulus (12° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT.
5 New Moon at 11:35 UT. Start of lunation 1122.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
6 Venus 1.6° NNE of Spica (40° from Sun, evening sky) at 4h UT. Mags. -4.0 and +1.0.
8 Moon, Venus and Spica within circle diameter 3.3° (32° from Sun, evening sky) at 15h UT.
8 Moon very near Spica (evening sky) at 16h UT.
8 Mars 0.2° S of Beehive Cluster (39° from Sun, morning sky) at 22h UT. Mag. +1.6.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
8 Moon very near Venus (41° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. -4.1. Spectacular occultation visible from southeast South America.
Occultation of Venus (IOTA)
Occultation of Venus (US Naval Observatory)
9 Moon near Saturn (51° from Sun, evening sky) at 18h UT. Mag. +0.7.
11 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 23h UT.
12 First Quarter Moon at 17:09 UT.
15 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 17h UT (367,391 km; angular size 32.5').
18 Venus 3.5° SSW of Saturn (43° from Sun, evening sky) at 16h UT. Mags. -4.1 and +0.7.
19 Full Moon at 11:12 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
22 September equinox at 20:44 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)
24 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 6h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
27 Last Quarter Moon at 3:55 UT.
25 Mercury 0.7° NNE of Spica (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 1h UT. Mags. -0.1 and +1.0.
25 Moon near Aldebaran (112° from Sun, morning sky) at 2h UT.
27 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 18h UT (distance 404,308 km; angular size 29.6').
28 Moon near Jupiter (77° from Sun, morning sky) at 6h UT. Mag. -2.2.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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