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Marcy Curran

Moon near Jupiter, August 14 and 15 mornings

Catch the waning gibbous moon near Jupiter on the mornings of August 14 and 15, 2022. If you have binoculars, look for Jupiter's Galilean moons.

Saturn and Jupiter frame the moon, August 12

Catch the waning gibbous moon between Saturn and Jupiter overnight on August 12-13, 2022. You can see the trio all night until dawn brightens the sky.

See the moon approach Saturn on August 9 and 10

Watch a bright waxing gibbous moon approach Saturn on the evenings of August 9 and 10, 2022. Saturn is then in the faint constellation Capricornus.

Venus, Castor and Pollux line up on August 10

On the morning of August 10, 2022, notice our brightest planet, Venus, forming a line with the two bright Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux.

See Mars and Pleiades on August 10, morning

On the morning of August 10, 2022, look for Mars in the sunrise direction near the beautiful Pleiades star cluster. Nearby is reddish Aldebaran.

Raining fish and frogs … for real

Click here to read many recent, documented accounts of raining fish and frogs. Yes, it's a real thing! Discover the causes here.

Spica near the moon August 3, 4 and 5

Look for Spica on the evenings of August 3, 4 and 5, 2022, shining near the moon. Spica is the brightest star in Virgo the Maiden.

Learn to shoot photos of meteors

Want to try to capture a meteor with your camera? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.

Why do meteor showers have a radiant point?

Meteors enter Earth's atmosphere on parallel paths. So, you'll see meteors appear to come from a single point in the sky: the radiant point!

Visible planets and night sky August 2022

Saturn reaches opposition in mid-August and is visible all night. Jupiter rises late in the evening and Mars continues brightening in the morning sky.