September Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during September. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

September 1 Moon new Eclipse
September 2 Mercury 5.4 degrees south of Jupiter
September 2 Neptune at opposition
September 2 Mercury 5.7 degrees south of the Moon
September 2 Jupiter 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 3 Venus 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 5 Spica 5.6 degrees south of the Moon
September 6 Moon at apogee
September 8 Saturn 3.8 degrees south of the Moon
September 9 Moon first quarter
September 10 Moon southern most declination (-18.5 degrees)
September 11 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
September 12 Mercury inferior conjunction
September 15 Neptune 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 16 Moon full Eclipse
September 18 Moon at perigee
September 18 Uranus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
September 18 Venus 2.4 degrees north of Spica
September 21 Mercury stationary
September 21 Aldebaran 0.2 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 22 Equinox
September 23 Moon last quarter
September 23 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
September 26 Pluto stationary
September 26 Jupiter at conjunction
September 27 Regulus 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
September 29 Mercury greatest elong W(18)
September 29 Mercury 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
September 30 Jupiter 0.8 degrees south of the Moon Occn
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth