Shop at Amazon US

Contributions

If you like the website and want to contribute to the running costs then please do so below. All contributions are most welcome.

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online.

A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for August 2014:

Phenomena August

DayEvent
2Moon passes 2 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (14 UT)
2Mercury mag -1.6 passes 1 degree north of Jupiter mag -1.8 (17 UT)
3Moon passes 2.2 degrees north of Mars mag +0.4 (10 UT)
4First quarter Moon (00:50 UT)
4Moon passes 0.1 degrees south of Saturn mag +0.5, occultation is visible from New Zealand and most of Australia (10:32 UT)
4Asteroid (80) Sappho mag +9.9 is at opposition in Aquila
6Moon passes 8 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (2 UT)
7Venus mag -3.8 passes 7 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (21 UT)
7Asteroid (16) Psyche mag +9.3 is at opposition in Capricornus
8Mercury is at superior conjunction (16 UT)
10Moon is at perigee 356,896 km or 221,765 miles from Earth (17:49 UT)
10Full Moon (18:10 UT)
12Perseids meteor shower peaks ZHR = 100
12Moon passes 5 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.8 (2 UT)
14Moon passes 1.2 degrees north of Uranus mag +5.8 (17 UT)
15Mercury mag -1.3 passes 1.3 degrees north of Regulus mag +1.4 (12 UT)
17Last quarter Moon (12:26 UT)
18Venus mag -3.8 passes 0.2 degrees north of Jupiter mag -1.8 (4 UT)
18Moon passes 2 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9 (18 UT)
22Moon passes 12 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (12 UT)
23Moon passes 5.4 degrees south of Jupiter mag -1.8 (17 UT)
24Moon passes 5.7 degrees south of Venus mag -3.9 (6 UT)
24Moon is at apogee 406,523 km or 252,602 miles from Earth (6:24 UT)
24Asteroid (63) Ausonia mag +9.8 is at opposition in Capricornus
25New Moon (14:13 UT)
27Moon passes 3 degrees south of Mercury mag -0.4 (6 UT)
27Mars mag +0.6 passes 4 degrees south of Saturn mag +0.6 (13 UT)
29Neptune mag +7.8 is at opposition in Aquarius approx. 28.963 AU (4333 million km or 2692 million miles) from Earth (15 UT)
29Moon passes 2 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (20 UT)
31Moon passes 0.4 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.6, occultation is visible from West Africa (18:59 UT)