Thursday, September 3, 2015

0902Y2K+15 observe the Moon and Planets…

September, let’s hope that El NIÑO will not bring too many clouds this month.
Venus and Mars can be seen in the morning, before sunrise in the east, Wednesday, September 9. At the end of the month on September 25 you can find Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the east an hour before sunrise. Scorpius is chasing Saturn this month, look SW in the evening.
Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) has steadily brightened and is currently brighter than 8th magnitude, making it visible with binoculars and long-duration camera images. Hunt this comet near the constellation Lupus starting September 11.
September 19th is International Observe the Moon night! First Quarter Moon is on the 21st, so get out and look at the terminator…..
On September 23rd, temperatures should begin to fall (fingers crossed) after the Autumnal Equinox arrives. The County Fair kicks off on this date. If you live near the fairgrounds, lots of search lights in the night sky. Should not matter this year, lots of moonlight, as the full moon is the following Monday.
The Super moon of Sept. 27-28th will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow, turning it a shade red visible the Americas. Mark your calendar! This total lunar eclipse will be visible from most of North America. In my sky, the eclipse will begin on the evening of September 27, 2015.
Begins: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 7:11 PM
Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 9:47 PM
Ends: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 12:22 AM
The eclipse will last for 5 hours and 11 minutes from beginning to end.

Good luck and clear skies……….