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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for August 2016:

Phenomena August

2New Moon (20:45 UT)
4Moon passes 3 degrees south of Venus mag -3.9 (6 UT)
4Moon passes 2 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4 (9 UT)
4Moon passes 0.6 degrees south of Mercury mag 0.0, daytime occultation is visible from North New Zealand (22:11 UT)
5Venus mag -3.8 passes 1.1 degrees north of Regulus mag +1.4 (9 UT)
6Moon passes 0.2 degrees south of Jupiter mag -1.7, daytime occultation is visible from northernmost Australia (3:31 UT)
8Moon passes 6 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (13 UT)
10Moon is at apogee 404,264 km or 251,198 miles from Earth (0:06 UT)
10First quarter Moon (18:21 UT)
11Moon passes 8 degrees north of Mars mag -0.6 (22 UT)
12Moon passes 10 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (10 UT)
12Moon passes 4 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.4 (12 UT)
12Perseids meteor shower peaks ZHR = 100 (12 UT)
13Saturn mag +0.4 is stationary in Ophiuchus, afterwards resumes direct motion (17 UT)
15Mercury is at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kilometres or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun (16 UT)
16Mercury mag +0.2 is at greatest elongation east 27.4 degrees (21 UT)
18Full Moon, penumbral lunar eclipse visible from Australia, New Zealand, Americas, Antarctica (9:27 UT)
19Moon passes 1.1 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.8, occultation is visible from East Asia and Northwest Canada (12:03 UT)
20Asteroid (2) Pallas mag +9.2 is at opposition in Pegasus (12 UT)
22Moon is at perigee 367,049 km or 228,074 miles from Earth (1:27 UT)
22Moon passes 3 degrees south of Uranus mag +5.8 (10 UT)
24Mars mag -0.4 passes 2 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (4 UT)
25Last quarter Moon (3:41 UT)
25Moon passes 0.2 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9, occultation is visible from southern USA, Mexico (16:45 UT)
25Mars mag -0.4 passes 4 degrees south of Saturn mag +0.5 (18 UT)
27Mercury mag +0.7 passes 5 degrees south of Venus mag -3.8 (5 UT)
27Venus mag -3.8 passes 0.1 degrees north of Jupiter mag -1.7 (22 UT)
29Moon passes 11 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (0 UT)
30Mercury mag +1.0 is stationary in Virgo afterwards begins retrograde motion (1 UT)