Events for September 2014

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for September 2014. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for September 2014
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        (h:m)

Sep 02  11:11  MOON AT FIRST QUARTER 
    05  20     Venus at Perihelion 
    08  03:29  Moon at Perigee: 358388 km
    09  01:38  FULL MOON 
    11  07:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  22     Mercury at Aphelion 
    16  02:05  MOON AT LAST QUARTER 
    20  13:56  Mercury-Spica: 0.5°S
    20  14:22  Moon at Apogee: 405846 km
    21  22     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.4°E
    23  02:30  Autumnal Equinox 
    24  06:14  NEW MOON 
    25  17:41  Moon at Ascending Node 
    26  09:32  Mercury 4.2°S of Moon
    28  04:46  Saturn 0.8°S of Moon: Occn.
    28  06:26  Mars-Antares: 3.0°N

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for five time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Eastern Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Central Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mountain Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pacific Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

For additional years and time zones, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The sky events tables were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak