The moon and Mars appear on opposite sides of Virgo’s brightest star, Spica. Over the next few evenings, watch as the moon moves past Mars and toward Saturn.
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Moon near Saturn and Mars in early August. Closest supermoon of 2014 on August 10. Jupiter and Venus have closest conjunction of any two planets in 2014 before dawn on August 18.
How to spot it, plus an explanation of why meteors in annual showers have radiant points.
Look for the waxing crescent moon and bright star about 45 to 60 minutes after sunset Tuesday.
This annual meteor shower will ramble along steadily for weeks, but the August 10 supermoon will begin to interfere. Start your 2014 meteor observing now.
The sun passes in front of Ophiuchus each year from November 29 to December 17.
Don’t wait until August 11, 12 and 13 to watch the Perseids in 2014. The moon will be in the way. Start watching for meteors now!
Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali, in the constellation Libra the Scales, are often seen as a celestial Gateway. In 2014, Mars and Saturn are nearby.
It’s time to watch meteors. The summertime meteor showers of 2014 get rolling early this year. Find a dark location and a wide-open view of the sky.
In the N. Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower ranks as the year’s favorite shower. A big, bright supermoon interferes in 2014. So start observing the Perseids soon!