Night sky highlights for September 2022

** What’s Up: September 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL

What are some skywatching highlights in September 2022? Mars is on the move this month, forming a “red triangle” with bright red stars Aldebaran and Betelgeuse. Saturn and Jupiter fly with the Moon on the 9th, and then the Moon slides over closer Jupiter in the morning sky on the 11th. At the end of the month, September 23rd brings the equinox, meaning day and night are of nearly equal length, and a change of seasons is afoot.

0:00 Intro
0:12 Mars on the move in September
0:43 Jupiter at opposition
1:39 Evening planets: Jupiter and Saturn
2:07 September equinox
2:55 September Moon phases

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** Tonight’s Sky: September – Space Telescope Science InstituteTonight’s Sky

In September, Pegasus becomes increasingly prominent in the southeastern sky, allowing stargazers to locate globular star clusters and a nearby double star, Alpha Capricorni. Keep watching for space-based views of densely packed, spherical collections of ancient stars in visible and X-ray light.

** What to see in the night sky: September 2022BBC Sky at Night Magazine

What can you see in the sky tonight? Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal the planets, stars and deep-sky objects visible in the night sky over the coming weeks.

** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – September 2022 – Sky & Telescope Youtube

Our monthly Sky Tour #astronomy #podcast provides an informative and entertaining 10-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Listen to the September episode to learn about the upcoming #equinox, the harvest #Moon, and the #stars of the #summertriangle.

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See also

** What’s in the Night Sky September 2022 #WITNSAlyn Wallace

00:00 Intro
01:25 Squarespace
02:04 Northern Hemisphere Night Sky
05:58 Southern Hemisphere Night Sky
10:11 Close Approaches 10:53 Full Moon 11:22 Perseid Meteor Shower 14:53 #WITNS Winners

** Night Sky Notebook September 2022Peter Detterline

What’s happening in the sky for September 2022.

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