Thursday 11 September at 7:35 UT (2:35 am CDT) our Moon will be crossing the plane of the ecliptic moving south. This is known as the descending node, one of two intersections the Moon’s orbital path (dark green line) has with the ecliptic.
Note the ecliptic is the line with ‘Apr’ however that is a reference to when the Sun will be at that point along the ecliptic and not the date for this node crossing.Look for the just past full Moon, the waning gibbous Moon above the southwestern horizon in the pre-dawn skies. It will be visible for most of the morning until the sky brightens and moon-set at around 11 am local time.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.