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September Sky Watch Report with Mr. Lutken
Peter K. Lutken

67 days without a drop of rain, then 15 inches in one day, making August one of the driest/wettest ever: Texas!?!

Happy Labor Day! School has started, and it's still hot, but the days are getting shorter! By the Equinox on the 22nd, we'll have 12-hour nights and cooler mornings.

Evening skies:  

The Summer Triangle is up high with Sagittarius and Scorpio down the Milky Way to the south. They are setting earlier now, and the fall stars begin rising around midnight.

The Full Moon (Harvest Moon) is on the 10th!

Morning Skies:

Jupiter is easy to spot, high overhead. Mars is close behind, traveling with the fall stars: The Pleiades, Taurus, and Orion. Venus is low in the east and will soon disappear behind the sun. It will return as an evening star in December! 

At the Quarry and around town: Summer Swifts and Swallows are still here, but soon early flights of Teal will be coming through. Photo of a year-round resident, a Green Heron, hunting at the Quarry.

Get outside when you can and watch as things start to change!