Sky Events 2017

September

  • September 4: Mercury appears stationary, Neptune is at opposition
  • September 6: Full Moon, Neptune is located 0.8° north of the Moon
  • September 12: Mercury is at maximum western elongation, Aldeberan is  0.4° south of the Moon
  • September 13: Third Quarter Moon, Moon is at perigee
  • September 16: Mercury is 0.06° north of Mars
  • September 17: Venus is 0.5° north of the Moon
  • September 18: Regulus is 0.09° south of the Moon, Mars is 0.1° south of the Moon, Mercury is 0.03° north of the Moon
  • September 20: New Moon
  • September 22: Fall Equinox, Jupiter is 4° south of the Moon
  • September 26: Saturn is 3° south of the Moon
  • September 27: First Quarter Moon, Moon is at apogee, Vesta is in conjunction with the Sun
  • September 28: Pluto appears stationary
  • September 30: National Astronomy Day

 

October

  • October 3: Neptune is 0.7° north of the Moon
  • October 4: World Space Week begins
  • October 5: Full Moon, Venus is 0.2° north of the Mars
  • October 6: Uranus is 4° north of the Mars
  • October 8: Draconid Meteor Shower peaks, Mercury is in superior conjunction
  • October 9: Draconid Meteor Shower peaks, Moon is at perigee, Aldebaran is 0.6° south of the Moon
  • October 12: Third Quarter Moon
  • October 15: Regulus is 0.2° south of the Moon
  • October 17: Mars is 1.8° south of the Moon, Venus is 2° south of the Moon
  • October 19: New Moon, Uranus is at opposition
  • October 21: Orionid Meteor Shower peaks
  • October 22: Orionid Meteor Shower peaks
  • October 24: Moon is at apogee, Saturn is 3° south of the Moon
  • October 26: Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun
  • October 27: First Quarter Moon
  • October 28: Pallas is in opposition
  • October 30: Neptune is 0.9° north of the Moon