Night sky highlights for September 2023

Check out the night sky this month, September 2023. Here are videos highlighting the top sights to observe.

** What’s Up: September 2023 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL

Venus returns to the early morning skies as a bright beacon in the east. The full moon at the end of the month is known as the Harvest Moon. And if you have access to dark skies away from urban light pollution, you might be able to glimpse the faint, glowing pillar of the zodiacal light.

0:00 Intro
0:13 Venus in the morning sky
0:36 Viewing Jupiter and Saturn
1:01 The Harvest Moo
1:37 The Zodiacal Light
2:50 OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return
3:21 September Moon phases

Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at….

** Tonight’s Sky: September 2023 – 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 2023BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Pete Lawrence and Paul Able guide us through this month’s night-sky highlights, including Mercury emerging as a morning planet, Neptune at opposition, lunar occultation of Botein, Gruithuisen’s Lunar City, the autumn equinox and 2023’s Harvest Moon.

** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – September 2023 | The Harvest Moon and the Summer Triangle – 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 and celebrate the equinox; stalk the Harvest #Moon; check in with #Saturn, #Jupiter, and #Venus; and explore the #Summer Triangle. Grab your curiosity, and come along on this month’s Sky Tour.

See also

** Night Sky Notebook September 2023Peter Detterline

[ Sept.4.2023: Added the following video,

** What’s in the Night Sky January 2023 – Comet Nishimura | Harvest Supermoon Alyn Wallace

00:00 Intro
00:24 Comet Nishimura
01:48 Farewell Milky Way
02:38 Zodiacal Light
03:32 Gegenschein
04:06 Aurora
04:39 Super Harvest Moon
05:26 Planets
06:14 #WITNS Winners


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