Sky Calendar

September 2015
1Moon 1.6° ESE of Uranus (138° from Sun, morning sky) at 16h UT. Occultation visible from New Zealand. Mag. +5.7. 
4Mercury at greatest elongation, 27° east of Sun (evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. +0.2. Brightest object, low in western sky after sunset.
4Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 11h UT. 
5Moon very near Aldebaran (92° from Sun, morning sky) at 6h UT. Occultation visible from parts of eastern North America. 
5Last Quarter Moon at 9:54 UT.
8Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 15h UT.
9Moon near Beehive cluster (39° from Sun, morning sky) at 18h UT. 
10Moon near Venus (morning sky) at 6h UT. Mag. -4.5.
10Moon near Mars (morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. +1.8.
11Moon near Regulus (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 15h UT.
12Moon near Jupiter (12° from Sun, morning sky) at 4h UT.
13New Moon at 6:41 UT. Start of lunation 1147.
13Partial Eclipse of the Sun at 6:54 UT (greatest). Visible from parts of southern Africa and Antarctica. Begins at 4:41, ends at 9:06 UT. 
14Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 11h UT (distance 406,464 km; angular size 29.4').
15Moon near Mercury (23° from Sun, evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. +0.7.
16Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 3h UT.
19Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 3h UT. Mag. +0.6.
19Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 22h UT.
20Venus at its brightest at 21h UT. Mag. -4.5.
21First Quarter Moon at 8:59 UT.
23September equinox at 8:21 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point along the ecliptic where it crosses into the southern celestial hemisphere marking the start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
25Mars 0.78° NNE of Regulus (32° from Sun, morning sky) at 3h UT. Mags. +1.8 and +1.3.
28Total Eclipse of the Moon begins at 2:11 UT and ends at 3:23 UT. Mid-eclipse at 2:48 UT. Partial phases begin at 1:07 UT and end at 4:27 UT. The Moon will appear red-orange in color during totality (the color of Earth's sunsets).
28Full Moon at 2:50 UT. 
28Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 2h UT (356,877 km; angular size 33.5').
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.