Welcome to the 145th edition of 6 Storm Team Starwatch. This is a blog that will be updated weekly that lists events happening in the sky.

Monday, September 19th 2022

With mostly clear skies expected Monday night, it will be a great time to view the Milky Way (Sky & Telescope). Look over the Southwest horizon to see it (Sky & Telescope).

Thursday, September 22nd – Saturday, September 24th 2022

Early the next few mornings the waning crescent Moon will be visible if you look East (Sky & Telescope). On Thursday it will be above the bright star Regulus (Sky & Telescope). As the week progresses, the Moon gets lower in the sky and thinner in appearance (Sky & Telescope). Check out the image below for details!

Image Courtesy of Sky & Telescope

Additionally, this Thursday is the Fall Equinox or the first day of astronomical Fall (Sky & Telescope). The Equinox takes place at exactly 9:04 PM EDT (Sky & Telescope). This marks the start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere as the center of the Sun crosses Earth’s equator (Sky & Telescope). On this day the Earth is tilted neither towards nor away from the Sun. It is the tilt of the Earth that determines the seasons.

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