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Jupiter rise in the constellation Aries at 19:35.1 UT, 14th September, 2011. (Scotland)



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Moon rise in the constellation Pisces at 18:24.0, 14th September, 2011. (Scotland)



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Full Moon (diameter: 29.648', declination: 0.35°) at 9:26.7 UT, 12th September



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Jupiter rise in the constellation Aries at 19:47 UT, 11th September, 2011, (for Scotland)

Mars rise in the constellation Aries at 23:57 UT.



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The moon is full Monday and will wane through gibbous phase all week, rising about 50 minutes later each night. Moonlight will make evening stargazing unfavourable for most of the week.
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The Moon is in the constellation Aquarius (a rather faint and difficult constellation for beginners to locate, er, unless there is a big moon to guide you) on the 10th September.



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Mars rise in the constellation Gemini at 23:58.0 UT, 9th September, 2011. (For Scotland)



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During the dawn twilight, 8th September, Mercury is near to the bright star, Regulus, in the constellation Leo.



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Mars is 5.9° South of Pollux at 14:00 UT, 8th September, 2011.



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With the advent of September, the spring constellations are rapidly saying goodbye, with Virgo the next major constellation to disappear. Also getting low in the Southwest is Libra and Bootes and Corona are now just about due West at nightfall.
In the North, the Big Dipper continues its dive, flattening out as it starts to approach the horizon. Perhaps the best part of the September sky is that one doesn't need to stay up late to see all the best sights of summer.

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