• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

August Astronomy Highlights


There will be several features in the night sky in August. Little by little the nights are getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere.


In the southern sky, Jupiter and Saturn are visible all night.


Mars is bright and is visible after midnight.


The Perseid Meteors are visible beginning on the 11th in the evening. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus.


The Moon will be close to Jupiter on the 28th and Saturn on the 29th.


Moon Phases:

Full Moon August 3rd

Last Quarter August 11th

New Moon August 18th

First Quarter August 25th


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