August

August

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
4The Moon is at apogee.2200
5NEW MOON0300
6Mercury is in inferior conjunction.0000
8Venus is 1° 2' south of the Moon. Occultation of Venus by the Moon.0400
8Neptune is at opposition.1600
10Jupiter is 1° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon.0800
13FIRST QUARTER0300
14Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 4' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.1300
15Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves toward its greatest elongation west of the Sun from a position east of the Sun as viewed from Earth.1300
18Neptune is 5° north of the Moon.2300
19The Moon is at perigee.0600
19FULL MOON1800
20Uranus is 2° north of the Moon.1200
23Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 18° west of the Sun.2300
25Mars is 6° south of the Moon.0700
26LAST QUARTER1500
31Saturn is 5° south of the Moon.1700

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