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Uranus reaches its peak

September 2012: Saturn and Mars grace the twilight as September evenings unfold; Jupiter becomes the main attraction in the morning sky as it climbs high before dawn.
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Saturn and Mars grace the twilight as September evenings unfold. Jupiter becomes the main attraction in the morning sky as it climbs high before dawn. Its companion for the past several months, brilliant Venus, now hangs lower in the sky. The morning "star" still offers early risers a treat, however, particularly when it passes near the fine Beehive star cluster in mid-September. In the solar system's outer reaches, Uranus and Neptune put on fine shows all night.

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