See what's up in the night sky from Sept 6 - Oct 6

Sep 30

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9/30/2013 9:12 AM  RssIcon

Here's what's happening in the night sky for the week of September 30 thru October 6

Monday, Sept 30

  • Algol at minimum at 12:19 UTC

Tuesday, Oct 1

  • Mars is 7 degress N of the Moon (06:00 UTC)
  • Double shadow transit on Jupiter (13:43 UTC)

Thursday, Oct 3:

  • Venus reaches aphelion
  • Zodiacal light, under very dark skies, should be observable looking towards the east before twilight in morning hours until Oct 17
  • Algol at minimum at 09:08 UTC
  • Uranus at opposition with Earth and Sun today

Saturday, Oct 5

  • New Moon occurs 00:34 UTC
  • Double shadow transit on Jupiter occurs at 02:39 UTC

Sunday Oct 6:

  • Algol at minimum at 05:57 UTC
  • Mercury and the Moon are 3 degrees apart in evening sky


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