If you can find some clear skies this month and there is not much light pollution around, how about taking some time to enjoy some of the pleasures of the vast abyss above your head?
NASA has released a helpful video (below) explaining what to look for in the night sky and the best part is that you do not need an expensive kit to enjoy the view. A pair of binoculars or an expensive telescope will definitely enhance what you see, but most interesting things are visible to the naked eye.
For example, on September 6, Mars will appear in the eastern sky along with the Moon. When you spot the red planet, consider a moment of NASA Perseverance rover And Ingenuity helicopter There are Going there right now.
“If you could stay ahead and step outside, they would be just two degrees apart, which means they would appear in the same field,” NASA said in the video.
Next week, on September 13th and 14th, throw your gaze east at dawn and you will see the slender crescent moon slimmed by a brilliant Venus.
You can spot Formalhat, a star a few hundred million years old and 25 light years away. Be sure to watch the video to learn more about FormalHot and the interesting story of its nearby “planet”.
And don’t forget to look for Jupiter and Saturn, both of which can also be seen with the naked eye.
To help you figure out what, mobile apps like StarWalk 2 (iOS And Android) And planets (iOS And Android) A great help, providing on-screen planet and star labeling by pointing your smartphone camera towards the sky.
September can also be seen when the International Space Station crosses the overhead. Check This is the Digital Trends article It explains some easy ways to find out when you are on your way.
For more details on what to look for in September, check it out NASA’s Daily Guide.