The New Moon will be on September 20 when the Earth, Moon and Sun all lie in a roughly straight line, with the Moon in the middle, appearing in front of the Sun's glare.
The Equinox will be on September 22 the Sun will be above the horizon for exactly half the time, everywhere on Earth, the official start of Spring here in Australia.
Monthly highlights, reposted from Source: American Meteor Society, In The Sky by Dominic Ford, include:
- September 6 - Full Moon - 07:04 UTC. The Moon will reach full phase at 07:04 on September 6. At this time in its monthly cycle of phases, the Moon lies almost directly opposite the Sun in the sky, placing it high above the horizon for much of the night. The sequence of full moons through the year are often assigned names according to the seasons in which they fall. This month's will be the third to fall in northern hemisphere's summer of 2017 – the Fruit Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Corn Moon because the corn is harvested around this time of year.