Jupiter on 1959 May 16/17 at 22:50 EDT (02:50 UT) as sketched by Frank J. DeKinder. C.M.(1) 172...
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Planets This Month
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.