Best Skywatching Events of September 2014: Night Sky Maps (Gallery)

Double Shadow Transit on Jupiter, September 2014

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Monday, Sept. 29. The shadows of Europa and Callisto cross the face of Jupiter simultaneously, best seen from India and central Asia. Seen here from New Delhi.

Mercury, September 2014

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Mercury will be in its best evening apparition of 2014 for observers in the Southern Hemisphere. Northern observers will have more difficulty seeing it.

Venus, September 2014

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Venus is low in the eastern sky, rising just before the sun.

Mars, September 2014

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Mars is now fading rapidly in brightness as it moves towards the far side of the sun.

Jupiter, September 2014

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Jupiter is low in the morning sky in the constellation Cancer.

Saturn, September 2014

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Saturn, in Libra, is low in the WSW evening twilight sky, setting in mid evening.

Uranus, September 2014

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Uranus is rising in mid-evening in the constellation Pisces, heading towards opposition on October 7.

Neptune, September 2014

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Neptune was in opposition on August 29th in Aquarius, so the planet is visible all night long.

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