The night sky this week

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The night sky this week: September 11-18, 2023

This week is perfect for watching the moon. Most people assume that the best time to view our satellite is when it’s full, but it’s actually a much more enjoyable sight – in my opinion – when it’s a subtle crescent. This week, it is possible to watch it diminish into a thin crescent in the predawn hours before reappearing on the other side of the sun in the post-sunset sky.

More from ForbesWhere to book now for the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse in the US

As it switches between morning and evening, it is moving toward being at a specific location in its orbit to cause something very special on October 14 of next month — an annular solar eclipse that can be seen from nine US states (and a partial solar eclipse that can be seen across the rest of the United States). Americas).

Here’s everything you need to know about watching the moon, planets and stars this week:

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