In the Sky

Updated 9/1/2017

Jupiter is low in the western sky after sunset through September

Venus is our morning “star” throughout September.  It will cross in to Leo September 9 and join Mercury and Mars there! Look  on the morning of September 18 when these three planets join a crescent moon.

Saturn: the ringed planet travels with Ophiuchus throughout September. It is 30 degrees in the sky after sunset and close to Antares.

Comets: Look for Comet Panstarrs C/2015 ER61 near the Pleiades in September

NEW HORIZONS is past Pluto. Follow the progress at

JUNO is orbiting Jupiter! Follow the NASA link below for updates on the mission:

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” Plato, Philosopher

Q: How does the Man in the Moon cut his hair?

A: Eclipse it.       (