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USPS Star Calendar for 23-29 September 16 September 2012

Posted by amedalen in September 2012.
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24 Sep    Bright magnitude 0.9 Altair is 2½ fist-widths above the moon this evening.

25 Sep    In the southeast at dusk, Altair is 2½ fist-widths to the upper right of the waxing gibbous moon.

26 Sep    More than 80 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

28 Sep    The nearly full moon rises less than an hour before sunset and sets less than a half hour before sunrise tomorrow.

29 Sep    You’ll need a dark sky away from city lights and a good pair of binoculars to catch a glimpse of Uranus, which is at its brightest for the year at magnitude 5.7. From the full moon high in the east, look 2 finger-widths to the lower right. Uranus is the brightest light in the area.


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