Paul McCartney would be proud of the early birds who catch both Venus AND Mars, visible in the east sky before dawn. I caught the spec on one of my favorite apps.

Venus and Mars

According to EarthSky.org:

At mid-northern latitudes, Saturn lords over the evening sky all by himself all month long! And that’s very unusual, because Saturn is the faintest and least noticeable of the bright planets.

So why is Saturn top dog at northerly latitudes in September 2015? Only because Mercury is hiding in the evening twilight for the Northern Hemisphere. Meanwhile, at southerly latitudes, two planets are visible in the evening, as Mercury presents its finest evening apparition of the year.

The other three visible planets – Venus, Mars and Jupiter – are in the east before sunrise, with Venus pointing the way to Mars and Jupiter appearing in mid-month in predawn twilight. Follow the links below to learn more about September planets.

(photo EarthSky.org)