Autumn officially begins in the northern hemisphere at 02:30 UT. This image shows the positions of the Moon and inner planets in relation to the Earth at this time.
Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
01:12 UT – Asteroid 4 Vesta is at perihelion. Distance to Sun: 2.152 AU. (Vesta: Magnitude 7.4, Libra, evening sky.)
02:30 UT – Autumn Equinox
17:54 UT – The almost new Moon passes south of Venus. (Venus: 99% illuminated, magnitude -3.9, diameter 9.8”, Leo, not visible.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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