See Moon Sets 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse: The Night Sky This Week

See Moon Sets ‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse: The Night Sky This Week

Every Monday I pick the highlights of the northern (mid-northern) sky for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed get in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy, solar eclipses and more.

Night Sky This Week: September 11-18, 2023

This week is perfect for looking at the moon. Most people think that the best time to watch our satellite is when it is full, but it is actually much more pleasant to see – in my opinion – when it is a bit faint. This week it’s possible to watch it shrink to a thin edge in the hours before it reappears on the other side of the sun in the post-sunset sky.

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As it alternates between morning and evening it moves to a certain point in its cycle to cause something special on October 14 next month – a solar eclipse visible from nine US states (and a solar eclipse visible everywhere in America).

Here’s everything you need to know about watching the moon, planets and stars this week:

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