The Moon will pass near Mars and Venus in the September sky


Today’s Video of the Day from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes all of the exciting things you can see in the September sky.

In the early hours of September 6, the Moon and Mars will appear very close as they move into a position only a couple of degrees apart.

The Moon will hang over Venus on September 13, illuminating about 20 percent of its surface.

Throughout the month, a bright, flickering star called Fomalhaut will be visible low in the south, located just to the left of Saturn and Jupiter. At a distance of about 25 light years away, Fomalhaut is relatively close to the Earth, and will be easiest to spot a couple hours after sunset.

Video Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer


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