Videos: Night sky highlights for August 2019

A preview of the night sky this August courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute:

In August, a flock of star-studded figures soars overhead. Look for the Vega and Lyra constellations, which point to Epsilon Lyrae and the Ring Nebula. You can also spot three bright summer stars: Vega, Deneb, and Altair, which form the Summer Triangle. Keep watching for space-based views of these and other stars and nebulas.

** NASA JPL’s What’s Up episode for the coming month:

What can you see this month? In the August sky, look for the “shooting stars” of the annual Perseid meteor shower for some stargazing delights, but be warned — the bright Moon will overwhelm the fainter meteors this year. Plus, the Moon’s evening visits to Jupiter and Saturn. Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at

** Alyn Wallace – What’s in the Night Sky August 2019


If you want to image something in the night sky this month, here is some intro advice: Astrophotgraphy For Beginners: A Complete A-Z Guide (2019).


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