September Night Sky Offers Much To See

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): If you are a fan of star-gazing, you’ll be happy to know planet-gazing will be equally as exciting in the September night and early morning sky!

First off, the Super Moon will still be apparent Thursday night! As we go into the month of September, there’s a lot going on that you’ll be able to see not only in the night sky, but also in the morning sky.

We have Venus that will be visible in the morning. Jupiter will be rising later in the evening. It will become brighter as the month goes on and for Saturn, it’ll be moderately bright in the eastern horizon during the evening. So, those of you who want to stay up in the evening, you’ll be able to see Jupiter and Saturn, those early morning risers will see Venus bright in the morning sky.

Now, here’s some tidbits about Saturn. The rings are visible with binoculars, so you don’t need a telescope. Saturn’s closest approach to Earth is this year, so the rings will be pretty large as you look through them in the binoculars. And again, Saturn will be visible in the evening. Now, in 2025, the rings will not be visible. So just keep that in mind as we go forward through time.


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