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Bruce McClure

Moon, Saturn, Mars August 20 to 22

Saturn is considered a bright planet, but it’s the faintest of them. Maybe the moon can help you spot it on August 20 or 21. As for Mars, it’s still bright! Don’t miss it.

Moon, Antares, Saturn August 18 to 20

The supergiant star Antares shines red in our sky, and the planet Saturn – glorious ringed world – shines golden. See them near the moon August 18 to 20, 2018.

Moon near Jupiter, plus a Venus milestone

The bright object near the August 17 moon is Jupiter. Meanwhile, nearby Venus swings to its greatest apparent distance from the sun on our sky’s dome.

Moon, Venus, Jupiter August 14 to 16

Bright planets and an orbiting moon! Enjoy them on these August evenings.

Wondrous moon and Venus on August 13

On Monday evening, a great celestial drama begins as the moon sweeps by Venus. There are 4 bright planets in the evening sky now, and the moon will pass each one in turn.

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Some believe that Monday morning – August 13 – will be the best morning for 2018’s Perseid meteor shower.

Perseids are peaking this weekend!

Best mornings are likely Sunday and Monday, but Saturday should be good, too! Here are tips and links for helping you enjoy the beloved annual Perseid meteor shower.

Partial solar eclipse on August 11

The August 11, 2018 partial solar eclipse happens will be seen in the Arctic, far-northeastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, and much of Asia (north and east).

Top 10 tips for watching 2018’s Perseid meteors

The Perseid meteor shower should be at its best this weekend. People are reporting meteors already! Here’s how to watch.

Dark Rift in the Milky Way

Standing under a dark sky? Look up! In August, you’ll notice a long, dark lane dividing the bright Milky Way. This Dark Rift is a place where new stars are forming.