Sky Highlights - August 2016

Meteor Shower
Perseids meteor shower peaks on August 12, 2016

Mars, Saturn, Antares and the Moon
The Moon, Mars and Saturn close together during evenings of August 11 and August 12, 2016

Algol Minima
Algol eclipse dates and times for August 2016

The Planets
This Month's Guide

Northern Hemisphere
Evening
West:- Venus (mag. -3.8), Jupiter (mag. -1.7)
South:- Mars (mag. -0.8 to -0.3), Saturn (mag. +0.4)
Midnight
Southwest:- Mars, Saturn
Southeast:- Neptune (mag. +7.8)
East:- Uranus (mag. +5.8)
Morning
Southwest:- Neptune
Southeast:- Uranus

Southern Hemisphere
Evening
West:- Venus, Jupiter, Mercury (mag. -0.2 to +1.1)
Northeast:- Mars, Saturn
Midnight
West:- Mars, Saturn
Northeast:- Neptune
East:- Uranus
Morning
West:- Neptune
North:- Uranus

Deep Sky
Binoculars / Small telescopes:-
Messier 13 – M13 - Great Hercules Globular Cluster
Messier 57 - M57 - The Ring Nebula (Planetary Nebula)
Messier 92 - M92 - Globular Cluster
Messier 24 - M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud
Messier 6 - M6 - The Butterfly Cluster (Open Cluster)
Messier 7 - M7 - The Ptolemy Cluster (Open Cluster)
Messier 8 - M8 - Lagoon Nebula (Emission Nebula)
Messier 27 - M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula (Planetary Nebula)

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