Current Moon Phase

New Moon
0% of full

Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to September 2013

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to September 2013

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the sky during the month of September, 2013:

September 1 — Aurigid meteor shower peaks. A very favorable year for this usually minor shower.

September 1 — Equation of Time is 0.

September 5 — New Moon, 7:36 a.m. The Moon is not illuminated by direct sunlight.

September 9 — Epsilon Perseid meteor shower peaks. A very favorable year for this usually minor shower.

September 12 — First Quarter Moon, 1:08 p.m. One-half of the Moon appears illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is increasing.

September 15 — Moon at perigee (its closest point to the Earth). Because the Moon’s perigee comes so close to the New Moon, expect extremely high tides.

September 19 — Full Harvest Moon, 7:13 a.m. The visible Moon is fully illuminated by direct sunlight. Though the Moon is only technically in this phase for a few seconds, it is considered “full” for the entire day of the event, and appears full for three days.

September 22 — Autumn Equinox, 4:44 p.m. The Sun crosses the Equator.

September 26 — Last Quarter Moon, 11:55 p.m. One-half of the Moon appears illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing.

September 27 — Moon at apogee (its farthest point from the Earth).

4 comments

1 Derek { 09.19.13 at 11:59 am }

Can you post this earlier in the previous month?

2 Adam Kubias { 09.14.13 at 3:20 am }

They are EDT times (daylight savings version of EST).

3 Jaime McLeod { 09.03.13 at 9:29 am }

Krystal – Always EST

4 Krystal Murphy { 08.30.13 at 11:23 am }

Are the times listed above EST? or Central etc? Thanks :)

Leave a Comment

Note: Comments that further the discussion of the above content are likely to be approved. Those comments that are vague or are simply submitted in order to promote a product, service or web site, although not necessarily considered "spam," are generally not approved.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.