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Volume 21 -- Issue 9
Planet Watch -- September 2015

Mercury is above the western horizon at sunset local time this month and will be visible for for most of the month.
Venus is very visible in the morning skies as it rises a few hours ahead of the Sun. Venus reaches its maximum brightness, -4.8, on the 21st.
Mars rises before the Sun and as it rises earlier each day Mars gradually becomes more visible in the morning skies. It is the center 'star' between Venus up to the right, and Jupiter downn to the left.
Jupiter moves out from solar conjunction last month and will start becoming more visible in the morning skies.
Saturn is visible but low over the southwestern horizon near the reddish star Antares in Scorpius the Scorpion. Both set a couple of hours after sunset local time.