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  Sky Calendar -- September 2014
1 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. +0.6.
2 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 10h UT.
2 First Quarter Moon at 11:11 UT.
5 Venus 0.7° NNE of Regulus (13° from Sun, morning sky) at 18h UT. Mags. -3.9 and +1.3.
8 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 4h UT (358,389 km; angular size 33.3').
9 Full Moon at 1:38 UT. Last Supermoon of 2014.
Supermoon (Wikipedia)
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
14 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 6h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
15 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 1h UT.
16 Last Quarter Moon at 2:05 UT.
19 Moon near Beehive Cluster (49° from Sun, morning sky) at 19h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
20 Moon near Jupiter (43° from Sun, morning sky) at 8h UT. Mag. -1.9.
20 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 14h UT (distance 405,845 km; angular size 29.4').
20 Mercury 0.55° SSW of Spica (26° from Sun, evening sky) at 20h UT. Mags. +0.1 and +1.0.
21 Mercury at greatest elongation, 26° east of Sun (evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. +0.1.
23 September equinox at 2:29 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.
Equinox (Wikipedia)
23 Moon near Venus (8° from Sun, morning sky) at 13h UT.
24 New Moon at 6:12 UT. Start of lunation 1135.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
26 Moon near Spica (21° from Sun, evening sky) at 3h UT.
26 Moon near Mercury (25° from Sun, evening sky) at 12h UT.
28 Moon very near Asteroid 1 Ceres (43° from Sun, evening sky) at 0h UT. Mag. +8.2. Occultation visible from S. Pacific.
Occultation of Ceres (US Naval Observatory)
28 Moon very near Saturn (44° from Sun, evening sky) at 4h UT. Mag. +0.6. Occultation visible from Hawaii.
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
28 Moon very near Asteroid 4 Vesta (51° from Sun, evening sky) at 15h UT. Mag. +7.0. Occultation visible from North Africa.
Occultation of Vesta (US Naval Observatory)
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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