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August

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
1Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.0100
2FIRST QUARTER0900
2Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon.1200
4Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.1800
6Mercury is 9° south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini.1200
7Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 19° west of the Sun.0100
7Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun.1200
8Venus is 7° south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini.0800
9FULL MOON1100
9Neptune is 3° north of the Moon.1200
10The Moon is at perigee.1800
11Neptune is at opposition.0500
11Uranus is 0° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Uranus by the Moon.0600
12Ceres, the largest asteroid, is at opposition.1500
16LAST QUARTER0200
20Mercury is 0° 5' north of Saturn.2300
22Venus is 3° south of the Moon.0300
23NEW MOON1900
24Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.1000
25Mars is 0° 6' north of the Moon. Occultation of Mars by the Moon.1400
26The Moon is at apogee.0100
26Venus is 0° 07' north of Saturn.2300
28Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.0800
30Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon.0100
31FIRST QUARTER2300

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