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The Starry Skies of September
(Hover over the stars to see the constellations, click to find out more)

explore Cygnus
explore Lyra
explore Pegasus
explore Sagitta
explore Equuleus explore Delphinus
explore Aquila
explore Aquarius
explore Aquarius
explore Capricornus explore Sagittarius
Typical view 2 hours after sunset looking due South. A fist at arms length is 10 degrees across.

Once the Summer has faded away, a reminder of those hazy days stays in the sky in the form of the Summer Triangle. This is composed of the bright stars Vega, Deneb and Altair that belong to the constellations of Lyra the Lyre, Cygnus the Swan and Aquila the Eagle respectively. The equinox of the 22nd/23rd signals the onset of Autumn and the zodiac signs that are most visible this month are Capricornus, the Sea Goat and Aquarius the Water Bearer. Sagittarius is visible for a time after sunset but this lowest of all zodiac signs is never really well aspected from the UK. Rising in the East to become the Autumn signpost is the mythical flying horse Pegasus. Just beyond his nose is a foal's head (Equuleus) and beyond that a small leaping Dolphin (Delphinus). Look above the head of Aquila and you will find a dart or arrow called Sagitta.