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  Sky Calendar -- September 2022
3 Moon near Antares at 17h UT (evening sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
3 First Quarter Moon at 18:08 UT.
7 Asteroid 3 Juno at opposition at 6h UT (morning sky). Mag. 7.8.
Juno (Wikipedia)
7 Mars 4.3° N of Aldebaran at 12h UT (95° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. −0.2 and 0.9.
7 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 18:16 UT (distance 364,492km; angular size 32.8').
8 Moon near Saturn at 13h UT (evening sky). Mag. 0.4.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
10 Full Moon at 9:58 UT.
11 Moon near Jupiter at 17h UT (morning sky). Mag. −2.9.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
14 Moon near Uranus at 23h UT (morning sky). Occultation visible from north central Africa, Europe, and NW Asia. Mag. 5.7.
Uranus (Wikipedia)
15 Moon near the Pleiades at 22h UT (morning sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Aldebaran at 16h UT (morning sky).
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
16 Neptune at opposition at 22h UT. Mag. 7.8.
17 Moon near Mars at 1h UT (morning sky). Mag. −0.4.
Mars (Wikipedia)
17 Last Quarter Moon at 21:51 UT.
18 Moon near M35 star cluster at 13h UT (83° from Sun, morning sky).
Messier 35 (Wikipedia)
19 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 15h UT (distance 404,556km; angular size 29.5').
20 Moon near Castor at 3h UT (morning sky).
20 Moon near Pollux at 8h UT (morning sky).
21 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 13h UT (morning sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
23 September equinox at 1:06 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 Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun at 7h UT. The innermost planet passes into the morning sky.
23 Moon near Regulus at 9h UT (morning sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
25 New Moon at 21:53 UT. Start of lunation 1234.
26 Jupiter at opposition at 19h UT. Best time of the year to observe the largest planet in the solar system. Mag. −2.9.
27 Moon near Spica at 14h UT (evening sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
30 Moon near Antares at 23h UT (evening sky).
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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