This month seems to be worthwhile for astronomy enthusiasts who will soon have omnidirectional binoculars and telescope sights. According to NASA, interesting cosmic events will occur throughout September and can be seen on the horizon. The space agency stated in its monthly update that astronomers and space enthusiasts will have to prepare as early as possible for the smallest Mercury. planet The solar system in the solar system will briefly appear low in the west about half an hour after sunset. Because Mercury is very small, only slightly larger than the Earth’s moon, and it is very close to the sun, it is difficult to see it with the naked eye.
there are more. In the first half of this month, a clear view of the horizon will provide some spectacular planets. If you watch from further south, Mercury will be above the horizon for a longer time before it sets.After finding Mercury, turn south and see the brighter Venus, which is also the closest place to the earth. Planetary Neighbor. On the 9th and 10th, the new moon will join this pairing.
NASA shared all these and more “sky-watching techniques” in an Instagram post.
Between the two planets will be the bright star Spica. The other two bright stars that are easily spotted throughout the evening of September are Arcturus, the brightest orange star in the northern sky, and Altair, a bright white star that hangs directly above Saturn all month. Altair rotates very fast, which makes it flatten into an ellipse.
To easily find Arcturus in the night sky, you must first look for the Big Dipper, also known as the “Plow”, which was called the Saptarishi constellation in ancient Indian astronomy. Along its arc, handle, south and bright stars will have Arcturus.
“Arcturus is only 37 light-years away from our solar system and is the brightest star in the northern sky,” NASA said.
Compared with other stars, Arcturus moves very fast relative to our solar system. Before discovering this interesting aspect of star motion, it was thought that the position of stars was fixed. Edmund Halley first discovered that stars move around as independent objects.
On September 16, the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter will approach. The September equinox will occur on the 22nd of this month, when the sun will be just above the earth’s equator, so the duration of day and night is the same.