Monthly Stargazing Calendar for September 2014

This month will probably be somewhat uneventful in the case of astronomical occasions aside from the September equinox on the 23rd at 02:29 UTC. The Solar will shine straight on the equator and there will probably be practically equal quantities of day and evening all through the world. That is additionally the primary day of fall (autumnal equinox) within the Northern Hemisphere and the primary day of spring (vernal equinox) within the Southern Hemisphere.

Moon phases

As , the moon has a big effect on the visibility of celestial our bodies within the evening sky. So listed here are the moon’s phases for this month:

Moon Phases Calendar September 2014

Positions of the planets this month

Mercury: The closest planet to the Solar will be seen at daybreak and nightfall travelling throughout the constellation of Virgo. This planet, being the closest to the Solar, will seem to maneuver shortly within the evening sky and its place will change within the following weeks.

Venus: The sister planet will be seen travelling throughout the constellations of Leo and Virgo. Similar to Mercury, Venus can solely be seen at daybreak and nightfall.

Mars: The pink airplanet will be seen between the constellations of Libra and Scorpius, not removed from the planet Saturn.

Jupiter: The gasoline large is seen within the constellation of Most cancers. Jupiter can simply be noticed with the bare eye, even in extremely illuminated cities.

Saturn: The ringed large will be seen with the bare eye in the constellation of Libra.

Uranus: The gasoline large will be seen in the constellation of Pisces with the usage of a telescope.

Neptune: The blue large requires a telescope pointed within the constellation of Aquarius in an effort to be seen.

Main astronomical occasions subsequent month

  • October 7 – Uranus at Opposition.
  • October 8 – Whole Lunar Eclipse
  • October 8, 9 – Draconids Meteor Bathe.
  • October 22, 23 – Orionids Meteor Bathe.
  • October 23 – Partial Photo voltaic Eclipse.


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