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USPS Star Calendar for 2-8 September 26 August 2012

Posted by amedalen in September 2012.
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2 Sep    Just above the horizon at midnight, the Big Dipper is far to the moon’s left, with its handle facing left.

4 Sep    Nearly 90 percent illuminated, the waning gibbous moon rises late this evening.

6 Sep    The moon rises late tonight and is high in the south at first light tomorrow.

7 Sep    High in the south before dawn, look for the Pleiades Cluster 3 finger-widths to the moon’s upper right and Aldebaran 4 finger-widths to its lower left. Jupiter is 3 finger-widths to Aldebaran’s upper left. The moon is at apogee, 63.39 Earth-radii (404,000 kilometers) away.

8 Sep    The moon passes close to Jupiter. High in the south before dawn, the pair are separated by less than half the width of an index finger held at arm’s length.


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