September Moon At Descending Node

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   Thursday September 15th the waxing gibbous 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.
   
   
   
   

   On the day of the node crossing the 14.6-day old nearly full waxing gibbous Moon rises around sunset local time and is visible all night, setting at around sunrise.

   
   
   

Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to go to bobs-spaces.

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