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USPS Star Calendar for 18-24 September 11 September 2011

Posted by amedalen in September 2011.
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18 Sep    High in the south before dawn, the Pleiades Cluster is 1 finger-width to the waning gibbous moon’s upper right. Jupiter is 2 fist-widths to the lower right, and Aldebaran is 1 fist-width to the lower left. Orion is beyond Aldebaran. About two-thirds of the moon’s surface is illuminated. [Binoculars]

19 Sep    High in the south at first light, the moon is between Mars, 4.5 fist-widths to the lower left, and Jupiter, 3.5 fist-widths to the right. Aldebaran is 3 finger-widths to the lower right.

20 Sep    Last-quarter moon at 1339 UT

22 Sep    The waning crescent moon is high in the east before dawn. Magnitude 0.5 Procyon is 1.5 fist-widths to the moon’s lower right, and Mars is 1 fist-width to the lower left. The Gemini Twins, Pollux and Castor, are 1 fist-width to the upper left. Magnitude 1.2 Pollux is the closer, while dimmer magnitude 1.6 Castor is farther to the upper left.

23 Sep    The autumnal equinox occurs at 0905 UT as the sun crosses into the southern celestial hemisphere. Mars is 3 finger-widths to the thin crescent moon’s upper left before dawn. Only 25 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

24 Sep    Regulus is 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left, low in the east before dawn. The Big Dipper stands on its handle far to the left.

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