The full Harvest Moon of September lit up the night sky this weekend in a dazzling lunar sight enjoyed by skywatchers around the world.
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Though the moon is much brighter than Jupiter from our position here on Earth, the gas giant dominates it in terms of size. The two will share a right ascension on Sunday night.
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September's full moon, the Harvest Moon, will be joined in the night sky by Jupiter and Neptune on Saturday (Sept. 10).
The full moon of Saturday (Sept. 10) also carries the title of the Harvest Moon for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Every month the moon pairs up with Saturn and in September this conjunction will be seen in the evening time, visible with the naked eye.
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The waxing gibbous moon will pass near Saturn on Sept. 7 and 8. Meanwhile, the moon reaches perigee or its closest point along its orbit to the Earth.
Asteroid 3 Juno, half the length of the Grand Canyon, will whip past Earth at an average speed 30 times that of a jet fighter on its 4-year orbit around our star.
A Michigan-based aurora chaser got an unexpected treat last night when an aurora-like ribbon of glowing stripes paraded just above his head.
Mars appears closest to the bright star Aldebaran of the Taurus constellation Tuesday (Sept. 6). The pair will be visible high in the south before sunrise.
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Violent activity on the sun last week resulted in stunning views for observers in the northern hemisphere over the weekend.
The brightest planet in the night sky, Venus, will appear by the brightest star of the constellation Leo, Regulus , on and around Labor Day (Sept. 5).
Several northern constellations have southern counterparts. Learn the stories behind constellations Corona Borealis and Corona Australis and the stars within them.
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On Sunday, September 4, using binoculars or a telescope sky watchers will be able to spot a spectacular mountain range on the moon, part of one of the largest craters in the solar system.