Brightest planets in September night sky

Jupiter reigns supreme in September skies this month.

It rises in the east shortly after sunset, ascends high into the sky by late evening,

Jupiter is currently the largest and brightest it has been in nearly sixty years

It rises in the east-northeast late at night and draws attention to itself by dawn, gleaming high in the southern skies.

Venus, the most brilliant planet of the month, is very low to the east-northeast horizon before sunrise.

Mercury will be out of sight for much of the month as it transitions from the evening to the morning sky on the 23rd,

In the first few days of September, Mercury is buried deep in the sunset glow. For viewers in the 40° north latitude range,

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