Monday evening, Sept. 16, two of the brightest planets, Venus and Saturn, “will be having a close encounter” that will be visible just after sunset in the southwest sky, according to the Sept. 16, National Geographic. The two planets’ rendezvouses will be visible for most of the week.
Also the heavens will host a full harvest Moon Wednesday, Sept. 18, reports the National Geographic.
For a daily dose of exactly what is visible on the surface of the moon, visit the detailed website, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Moon.
Thursday night, Sept. 19. the planet in our solar system most distant from the sun, Uranus, will appear in close proximity to the moon. The greenish colored planet which is four times as wide as Earth, is barely visible without the aid of binoculars or a telescope because it is so far away.
And, on the first day of next week, Sunday, Sept. 22, the Equinox occurs; on that day, Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring is kicked off South of the equator. There are 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime on that day.
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