** What’s Up: August 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL
What are some skywatching highlights in August 2021? The best-known meteor shower of the year should be a good time this year on the peak night of Aug. 11, with no bright Moon to interfere. Jupiter and Saturn are at their best all month long. And on Aug. 22, the full moon will be a “seasonal blue moon.” 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 https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/whats-up….
** Tonight’s Sky: August – 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.
About this Series “Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations you can observe in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at [Tonight’s Sky].
** What to see in the night sky: August 2021 – BBC Sky at Night Magazine
What can you see in the night sky tonight? Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through August’s night-sky highlights.
** What’s in the Night Sky August 2021 #WITNS – Alyn Wallace
** Night Sky Notebook August 2021 – Peter Detterline
** See also:
- August Night Sky 2021 — Stargazing Guide & Key Dates
- Sky Watch: Astronomical Events in August 2021 | The Old Farmer’s Almanac
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 30 – August 7 – Sky & Telescope
- August 2021 Sky-Watch – Talbotspy.org
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