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Bond, Bond, and Lassell discover Hyperion.
Today is Tue 16 Sep 2014, JD 2456917 (day 259 of 365 this year).
Check out what's up in the sky this week, courtesy of our friends at SkyNews.
Observations to Note for September
The Moon: Begins in its first-quarter phase, right by Mars and Saturn, as the month opens; Full Moon on the 8th.
Mercury: Mercury and Spica in Virgo, The Maiden, are paired up on the 20th.
Venus: In the northeast before sunrise, rapidly dives to its superior conjunction.
Mars: Low in the western evening sky, coming into view, and then setting shortly after the Sun.
Jupiter: By the 19th, Jupiter and the thin crescent Moon brush by each other.
Saturn: Is in the west-southwest at sunset, closing in on superior conjunction with the Sun in November.
Uranus: Is occulted on the 10th in eastern Canada.
Neptune: Rises near 11p.m. and crosses the sky through the night ahead of Uranus.
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1958 November 9 @ 21:00 EST, seeing 4. South is approximately up.
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