Star Gazers Guide to the Month of August

Digitaltrends reports that NASA has released its August review of what to look for in the night sky over the next month.

August is set to provide sky-watchers an exciting planetary pairing. Mars will come into a close conjunction with Mars and the ice-giant Uranus, which will be visible for the early part of August.

NASA says that while Uranus won't be visible to the naked eye, both planets can be seen at the same time with just a pair of binoculars.

According to NASA, after bringing Mars into our field of view, Uranus can be found by looking northwest for a tiny, blue colored disc.

On August 15, the moon will appear right next to Jupiter. Like Mars and Uranus, they’ll make a great pairing through binoculars, and you’ll also likely catch a glimpse of Jupiter’s four largest moons, NASA, via Digitaltrends.

August also features Saturn as it transitions to become visible all night long. The planet should appear around 9 P.M. low in the east as a steady, yellow point of light.

August also marks the return of the Perseid meteor shower, however, the full moon is likely to obscure all but the brightest shooting stars.


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