SEPTEMBER, 2020 SKYNOTES

SEPTEMBER STAR CHART, 2020
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The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart.
The edge of the chart is the HORIZON, and the ZENITH is at the centre.

This chart is for LATITUDE 54 degrees NORTH, and is produced using 'PLANETARIUM GOLD' software.

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

The phenomena of the month : SEPTEMBER, 2020

Times are given in UT for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 0" W, 54° 16' 3" N, zone 0 = UT).

Date        Hour    Description of the phenomenon

yyyy mm dd  hh:mm

 

2020 09 02 05:22 FULL MOON

2020 09 02 11:05 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 03 02:26 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.6°)
2020 09 04 04:49 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 09 04 11:43 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2020 09 05 07:53 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 06 05:59 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.4°)
2020 09 06 06:31 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405607 km)
2020 09 07 07:47 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.5°)
2020 09 07 15:11 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 09 08 04:42 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 08 23:31 Meteor shower : Sept. Perseids (5 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 16.0 days)
2020 09 09 04:24 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2020 09 09 13:36 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 09 10 09:26 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2020 09 11 01:31 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 11 02:27 Opposition of the asteroid 22 Kalliope with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.801 AU; magn. = 10.5)
2020 09 11 14:34 Opposition of the asteroid 19 Fortuna with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.137 AU; magn. = 9.2)
2020 09 11 20:26 OPPOSITION of Neptune with the Sun
2020 09 13 04:20 Close encounter between the Moon and Pollux (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.8°)
2020 09 13 05:58 Close encounter between Venus and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.5°)
2020 09 13 22:19 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 14 02:58 Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.2°)
2020 09 14 04:33 Close encounter between the Moon and Venus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.8°)
2020 09 14 19:26 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 09 14 22:23 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 09 16 19:08 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 17 10:17 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2020 09 17 10:59 NEW MOON
2020 09 18 13:44 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 359082 km)
2020 09 19 01:10 Close encounter between the Moon and Mercury (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.2°)
2020 09 19 03:00 Mercury at its aphelion (distance to the Sun = 0.46670 AU)
2020 09 19 07:59 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2020 09 19 15:56 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 20 07:11 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 09 21 23:41 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 09 22 11:29 Close encounter between Mercury and Spica (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.3°)
2020 09 22 12:45 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 22 13:30 AUTUMN EQUINOX
2020 09 24 01:55 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2020 09 25 06:59 Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.1°)
2020 09 25 09:34 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 25 14:43 Close encounter between the Moon and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.1°)
2020 09 25 15:58 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 09 25 22:46 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.1°)
2020 09 27 21:13 Beginning of occultation of 39-epsilon Cap (magn. = 4.51)
2020 09 27 22:29 End of occultation of 39-epsilon Cap (magn. = 4.51)
2020 09 28 00:45 Beginning of occultation of 43-kappa Cap (magn. = 4.72)
2020 09 28 06:22 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 09 29 03:56 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 09 29 11:33 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2020 09 30 06:22 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.3°)
2020 09 30 07:48 Opposition of the asteroid 68 Leto with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.283 AU; magn. = 9.5)
2020 09 30 08:53 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2020 09 30 23:40 Beginning of occultation of 30 Psc (magn. = 4.37)
2020 10 01 00:55 End of occultation of 30 Psc (magn. = 4.37)

 

 

Calculations courtesy of: CoelixApex software.

 

 

 

LUNAR OCCULTATIONS in SEPTEMBER, 2020 visible from the Scarborough (UK) area. The time given is UT