Supermoon, Mars and Saturn to Brighten Sep Sky
September 3, 2014 - Supermoon
This Sep will be a skywatcher’s pleasure as a third supermoon of this year, along with Mars, Saturn, and some of a evening’s brightest stars, will be manifest in a sky via a month.
Sept. 1 kicked off a month’s astronomical events with a arrangement of Saturn and a crescent Moon alongside a Red Planet, that sat 5 degrees to a reduce left of Saturn in a dusk sky, according to The Space Reporter. If we had a telescope on hand, we could see a yellow-tinted Saturn with a rings angled on a 22 grade angle.
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The ringed planet, with a bulk of 0.6, will set progressing any dusk as a month progresses.
The 3 brightest stars Arcturus, Vega and Altair – a initial dual both with magnitudes of 0.0, and a latter with a bulk of 0.8 – also combined to a heavenly philharmonic shimmering in a night sky.
Mars shone 18 degrees to a right of a red star Antares, located in a constellation Scorpius, during a start of September. Antares means “opposite of Aries,” with Aries being a Greek name for Mars, definition dual rivals will be resplendent side by side this month.
On Sept. 5 and 6, viewers will see 3 stars positioned plumb between Mars and Antares in a “head” of a constellation Scorpius.
In April, Space.com reported, Mars was 57.6 million miles (92.7 million kilometers) divided from Earth – a Red Planet’s closest pass with Earth this year. At that time, Mars’ liughtness rivaled that of a star Sirius, a brightest star in a sky. And even yet Mars is now not utterly so tighten to Earth and resplendent usually about one-seventh as bright, it’s still ranked among a tip 10 brightest stars.
On Sept. 9, stargazers will see a supermoon, or “perigee moon,” during a closest proceed to Earth, creation it seem 16 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons.