Friday 9th September 2016 @ 21:00 / 9pm
Mars appears below the First Quarter Moon as the sky begins to darken, low in the south-southwest.
Tuesday 6th September 2016
Algol at minimum @ 21:50 / 9.50pm
Monday 5th September 2016 – Evening sky
Good opportunity to see earthshine on waxing crescent 5 days old Moon.
Sunday 4th September 2016
Algol at minimum @ 00:01 / 12.01am
Saturday 3rd September 2016 @ 19:00 / 7pm
Moon lies left of Venus after sunsets.
Friday 2nd September 2016 @ 19:00 / 7pm
Facing west for looking out a thin Moon.
Thursday 1st September – “Ring of Fire”
African Solar Eclipse; this is not a total eclipse, but rare – an annular eclipse.
Sky watchers in more than 50 African countries are about to witness a solar annular eclipse – the Moon will pass in front of the sun, covering as much as 97% of the solar disk.
More animated by Larry Koehn;
For the UK Sky watchers will be seen our next eclipse on Friday 16th September 2016; the full Moon rises while inside the Earth penumbral shadow. (Penumbral eclipses is hard as tricky to see.)
Wednesday 31st August 2016
Chance to see a 1% lit Moon, 45 minutes before sunrise, low in the east horizon.
Saturday 27th August 2016 – after sunset
Jupiter is in-close conjunction with Venus (twilight in evening) – only visible 20 minutes after sunset, low in the west horizon.
Tuesday 16th August 2016 @ 16:19 / 4.19pm
Mercury at greatest eastern elongation and well placed for observation in the evening sky., shining brightly at mag: -1.8.