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Mars meets its rival

Uranus and Neptune shine near their peaks almost all night throughout September, but the month’s highlight comes on the 27th when Mars slides 3° north of its ancient rival, ruddy Antares.
Mars slides 3° north of Antares on September 27, 2014.
September brings longer hours of darkness to the Northern Hemisphere and a plate of planetary delicacies sure to whet every observer’s appetite. Mars and Saturn serve as the main course for early evening viewers following a brief appetizer featuring Mercury. After darkness falls, Neptune and Uranus provide hearty side dishes. Dessert arrives during the predawn hours as the two brightest planets — Venus and Jupiter — deliver a sweet finale.

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