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By Jim White
For The Sentinel 

What's in the Sky


August 28, 2019

September is here, when summer comes to an end and fall begins. The Autumnal Equinox occurs this year on Sept. 23, when the Sun crosses the equator, going south. Night and day are of approximately equal length at that time.

Jupiter and Saturn, the solar system's largest planets, still dominate the southern evening sky, even though they are now farther away from us than last month. Jupiter is now in the southwest and sets in the late evening hours. It is still large enough to be impressive in a telescope, and the foour large Galilean moons are visible. Saturn remains higher in the southern sky in September, setting after midnight, and is still impressive in a telescope.

The inner planets-...

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