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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2014

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the sky during the month of September 2014:

September 1 — Moon/Mars close at 9:47 p.m. EDT.

September 2 — First Quarter Moon at 7:11 a.m. EDT.

September 8 — Full Moon 9:38 p.m. EDT. Known as the Full Harvest Moon. The visible Moon is fully illuminated by direct sunlight. Moon is at perigee (its closest point to Earth) at 12:00 a.m. EDT.

September 11 — Mars sets at 10:08 p.m. EDT.

September 15 — Last Quarter Moon at 10:05 p.m. EDT.

September 18 — Jupiter rises at 3:13 a.m. EDT.

September 20 — Moon at apogee (its farthest point from Earth) at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

September 21 — Mercury at greatest E. elongation.

September 22 — Autumnal Equinox, 10:29 p.m. EDT. The Sun crosses the Equator.

September 24 — New Moon at 2:14 a.m. EDT.

September 27 — Moon/Saturn close at 8:51 p.m. EDT

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