August

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
1Mercury is 6° south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini.1900
2Uranus is 2° south of the Moon.0200
3Venus is 6° south of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo.0400
4The Moon is at perigee.0000
5LAST QUARTER2100
7Mars is 6° south of the Moon.0400
7Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion.0600
12NEW MOON2300
13Neptune is at opposition.1800
15Mercury is in superior conjunction.2000
18Venus is in inferior conjunction.0400
19The Moon is at apogee.0300
21FIRST QUARTER0000
21Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun.2300
22Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 7' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0100
22Jupiter is 6° north of the Moon.0300
24Mars is 5° north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.0000
27Neptune is 1° 4' north of the Moon. 0900
28FULL MOON. Total eclipse of the Moon.1100
29Uranus is 2° south of the Moon.0900
31The Moon is at perigee.0000
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