Dan Caton at the DSO 32-inch telescope

Basic Information

Dates of phases of the moon

Telescope recommendations

Up in the Air is a column written by Dr. Dan Caton, and published monthly, on the second Monday (moved to the second Monday in May, 2015), in the SciTech section of the Charlotte Observer (and the Raleigh News and Observer), and gives information on interesting phenomena seen in the sky.

This web site is in support of that column, and will provide additional links and information about the topic discussed this month.

Further information on this month's column as published online 9/12-13/2015 and in print 9/14/2015:

Details on this month's lunar eclipse are found on this NASA web page (this is a pdf that also prints nicely). Note the times are in Universal Time (essentially Greenwich Mean Time), where midnight is 8 pm EDT, and 8 pm is 0:00. Since the date has already changed in Englad, the event is happening on the 28th in UT, overnight here on the 27th-28th Eastern time.

I have provided below a map of the sky afor September evenings. The Moon is not shown since it changes position every night.

A link on the column at left gives a web site with information on the phases of the moon for the year.

You may email the author at catondb@appstate.edu

September star chart