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August 2013 astronomy events

28 Jul 2013, 00:00 UTC
August 2013 astronomy events
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August mornings start with Jupiter and Mars still fairly close after last month's close call. Mercury is below them in the dawn, having been at greatest elongation just before July ended... Continue reading →

¡SkyCaramba! Weekly astronomy blog for the week ending August 3, 2013
August mornings start with Jupiter and Mars still fairly close after last month’s close call. Mercury is below them in the dawn, having been at greatest elongation just before July ended. A waning crescent moon will be by Aldebaran in the east on the 1st, to the right of Jupiter on the 3rd, and below and right of Mars on the 4th.
Mars and Jupiter are moving among the stars of Gemini until Mars is in Cancer at the end of August. You can see the red planet by Wasat in the lower half of the twin Pollux on the 11th. Jupiter passes by Mebsuta in the twin Castor during the first half of August. It’s between the twins in the second half. Mercury will have disappeared into the sun’s glare by the last days of the month.
In the evening sky, Venus is low above the horizon in the west at sunset. The moon ...

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