The bright stars of September’s morning shine from the east before sunrise.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
Venus and Sirius shine from a spectacularly clear sky this morning during twilight. Venus is making its way through the dim stars of Cancer. It is to the lower right of the Gemini Twins – Castor and Pollux.
Sirius, the brightest nighttime star, is beneath Orion and its bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Three stars – Betelgeuse, Procyon, and Sirius – make the Winter Triangle. These stars are prominent in the evening sky during the winter months in the northern hemisphere.
October 7, 2021: The lunar crescent returns to the evening sky for a short visit in the western sky after sunset. The bright planet pack – Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – are visible during the early evening.
Mars is at its solar conjunction on October 7, 2021. It begins a slow return into the morning sky. By year’s end it appears low in the southeastern sky with the moon.
October 6, 2021: The moon is at its New moon phase today. This evening look for the three bright planets after sunset.
October 5, 2021: Before sunrise, a very thin moon is visible in the eastern sky. The evening planet pack – Evening Star Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn – are visible at the same time after sundown.
October 29, 2021: Today is the date for equal daylight and equal darkness for about 42° north latitude. This is not to be confused with the autumnal equinox.
Categories: Sky Watching