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Tonight's Sky-Watch

Updated on September 26, 2022

  Visible Planet-Watch

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.

   Tonights Events 

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