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USPS Star Calendar for 19 to 25 September 12 September 2010

Posted by amedalen in September 2010.
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19 Sep
This evening, Jupiter is 3½ fist-widths left of the moon, and magnitude 1.3 Fomalhaut is 2½ fist-widths to the lower left.

21 Sep
In opposition to the sun, Jupiter and Uranus rise at sunset, are on the meridian at midnight, and set when the sun rises. Magnitude -2.9 Jupiter and magnitude 5.7 Uranus are their brightest for the year. You’ll need binoculars, a clear sky and low light pollution to see Uranus, a faint spot one-half finger-width to Jupiter’s upper left. The moon is at apogee, 63.68 Earth-radii away. Use binoculars.

22 Sep
Rising an hour before sunset, the moon is followed 30 minutes later by Jupiter, 3 finger-widths to the lower right.

23 Sep
Jupiter
is 1 fist-width to the moon’s right tonight and 1½ fist-widths below at dawn tomorrow. The autumnal equinox occurs at 0309 UT. Full Corn Moon at 0917 UT

24 Sep
The moon dominates the eastern sky this evening, rising about a half-hour after Jupiter.

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