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August Observations:August 10th has the latest "Supermoon". These seem to cause excitement on social media but are not hugely significant. Its just the Moon at lunar perigee - the closest point to earth in its orbit, and it happens fairly frequently.
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Mercury : Very low down and not easy to see this month.
Venus : Venus is currently appearing as the Morning Star. Also not very high and not rising much before the Sun.
Mars : Mars fading and shrinking now and sinking in the southwest as it gets dark.
Jupiter : Too close to the Sun for the first part of the month, but visible before sunrise towards the end.
Saturn : Saturn came to opposition on May 10th down in Libra. A bit low in altitude but at least the rings are open so its still a nice sight.
Uranus : Uranus rises just after 11pm and by 3am is at a decent altitude in Pisces.
Neptune : Neptune rises about an hour ahead of Uranus in Aquarius.Meteors : The peak of the Perseid shower (12th/13th) will have a fat moon at the worst time, but this month also has several minor showers so its always worth looking.
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