Planets over the sky this month


Since the full moon is on the 10th, a lot of stars won’t be visible. But the Planets will be visible.  Jupiter is highly visible this month. The Zodiacal light will also be visible this month in the Eastern horizon.

Mercury hugs the western horizon during the first two weeks of September. Because we live in the south, we will be able to see it. Mercury will be easier to find since it hugs the western horizon during the first two weeks of September. It sets about 50 minutes after the Sun.

The early evening is dominated by Saturn’s appearance in the SE sky as darkness appears. It’s 20 inches high in the sky by 9 p.m. in early September. As evening progresses Saturn rises higher in the sky.

Jupiter reaches opposition on the 26th in southern Pisces, and it’s the brightest object in the night sky after the moon. You can see it in the southern sky. It rotates in 10 hours, so its atmosphere features move quickly. Sometimes you can even see its moons.

Mars brightens by the end of this month. It joins Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull. Mars gets brighter by Sept. 30. Venus shines as a brilliant morning star. I see it a lot when I get up and look out. You can see it in the SE sky. So, have fun viewing the planets.

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