Summer wanes in the northern hemisphere. That is a mix of good news and bad news for observers of the sky. As we move into autumn, the number of hours of the night increases. On the other hand, cooler, if not colder, weather makes nighttime observing more of a challenge. And, those of us who are either teachers or students begin to have other things keeping us busy at night. If you are new to the night sky, the Naked Eye Planets website is a great source for observing tips. This web page gives detailed positional data for advanced observers. The menu bar above will take you to each of the planets. Clicking on each will take you to a page with details on where to find each for the current month.
Observing the Planets This Month