The bright star Fomalhaut


Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 30, a couple of hours after sunset


Southern Sky

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Looking toward the south in September, there's really only one relatively bright star for most of us who live near cities. That star is called Fomalhaut, and it's got a pretty interesting story. Learn more in this month's episode of NASA's "What's Up" video series:

Here's what you can see in the sky in September 2020. | Watch on YouTube

For more details and skywatching tips, visit NASA's Solar System Exploration website.

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Events are based on visibility in the Northern Hemisphere. Dates and clock times are for the Pacific time zone unless otherwise noted.