First Day of Fall 2011 Highlights The Stars and Planets (Video)

By on Sep 23, 2011 in Amazing, Astronomy, Science Comments

First day of fall 2011 highlights the lining up of stars and planets at 5:05 a.m. ET Friday, September 23, 2011, according to reports by several international news sites.

Northern Hemisphere‘s autumnal equinox is reportedly the first full night of fall wherein bright star Arcturus will be at a point where the sun sets. Big Dipper can be seen at the right side of Arcturus.

Jupiter will be visible from the first day of fall until the end of October.

The Pleiades star may seem to be tracing the path of Jupiter by midnight of the fall equinox.

According to Alan MacRobert, senior editor of Sky & Telescope magazine in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during the first day of fall 2011, “Jupiter is by far and away the brightest point-like object in the sky, but later in the season it is going to get competition from Venus.”

Below is a National Geographic video that explains equinoxes.




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