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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.

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  Sky Calendar -- September 2018
1 Venus 1.2° SSW of Spica (evening sky) at 12h UT. Mags. −4.4 and 1.0.
2 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 9h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
3 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 2h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
3 Last Quarter Moon at 2:38 UT.
6 Moon near Castor (morning sky) at 0h UT.
6 Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 4h UT.
7 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (morning sky) at 2h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
8 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 1:24 UT (361,351 km; angular size 33.1').
8 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 14h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
9 New Moon at 18:02 UT. Start of lunation 1184.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
12 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 8h UT.
Spica (Wikipedia)
12 Moon near Venus (evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. −4.5.
Venus (Wikipedia)
14 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. −1.9.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
15 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 21h UT.
Antares (Wikipedia)
16 First Quarter Moon at 23:15 UT.
17 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 17h UT. Mag. 0.4.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
20 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 1h UT (distance 404,876 km; angular size 29.5').
20 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. −1.6.
Mars (Wikipedia)
21 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 2h UT. The elusive planet passes into the evening sky.
23 September equinox at 1:54 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)
25 Full Moon at 2:54 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
25 Venus at its brightest at 4h UT. Mag. −4.6.
29 Venus 13.8° WSW of Jupiter (35° and 46° from Sun, evening sky) at 0h UT. Mags. −4.6 and −1.8.
29 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 14h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
30 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 7h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • USA Eastern Daylight Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time = UT + 10 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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