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August

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 Mercury is 6° south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini. 1900
2 Uranus is 2° south of the Moon. 0200
3 Venus is 6° south of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo. 0400
4 The Moon is at perigee. 0000
5 LAST QUARTER 2100
7 Mars is 6° south of the Moon. 0400
7 Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion. 0600
12 NEW MOON 2300
13 Neptune is at opposition. 1800
15 Mercury is in superior conjunction. 2000
18 Venus is in inferior conjunction. 0400
19 The Moon is at apogee. 0300
21 FIRST QUARTER 0000
21 Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun. 2300
22 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 7' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 0100
22 Jupiter is 6° north of the Moon. 0300
24 Mars is 5° north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 0000
27 Neptune is 1° 4' north of the Moon. 0900
28 FULL MOON. Total eclipse of the Moon. 1100
29 Uranus is 2° south of the Moon. 0900
31 The Moon is at perigee. 0000

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