Updated on September 26, 2022
Mercury - Not Visible
Venus - Not Visible
Mars - is visible after midnight.
Jupiter - Is visible in the night sky
Saturn - Is visible in the night sky.
Uranus - is visible in the early pre-dawn hours.
Neptune - is visible in the night sky.
New Moon occurs occurs on August 27, at 1:18 AM P.D.T, 08:18 hrs U.T.
First Quarter Moon occurs on September 3, at 11:08 AM PDT, 1708 hrs. U.T.
Full Moon occurs on September 10, at 3:00 AM PDT, 0900 hrs. U.T.
Last Quarter Moon occurs on September 17, at 2:53 PM PDT, 2053 hrs. U.T.
The Garnet Star otherwise known as Erakis or Mu Cephei, is a 4th-magnitude naked-eye star located just 1.5 degrees outside of the southern edge of box-shaped Cepheus. This remarkable star is well worth a look in backyard telescopes where its extremely red color stands out in contrast to the surrounding stars. A red hyper giant, allowing us to see it well despite its 2,800 light-year distance.
Cygnus (the Swan) is already high in the eastern sky and crosses the zenith at 9 P.M. local time. The Milky Way passes directly through the great bird.
Event Dates for the month of September
September 3 - First Quarter Moon
September 4 - Venus at Perihelion
September 7 - Moon at perigee (364,942 km)
September 8 - Saturn 4° North of Moon
September 10 - Full Moon
- Neptune 3° North of Moon
September 11 - Jupiter 1.8° North of Moon
September 13 - Mercury at greatest heliocentric latitude South
September 14 - Uranus 0.8° South of Moon
September 17 - Last Quarter Moon
September 19 - Moon at apogee (404,555 km
September 23 - Mercury at inferior conjunction
September 25 - New Moon
September 26 - Venus at greatest heliocentric latitude North
- Jupiter at opposition
As of July 2022