Night sky highlights for August 2022

** What’s Up: August 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL

What are some skywatching highlights in August 2022? The daily parade of four naked-eye planets in the mornings comes to an end this month. But there are still lots of great highlights, especially if you have access to binoculars. Plus, Saturn and Jupiter are returning to nighttime skies! The outlook for the Perseid meteors isn’t great due to a full moon on the peak night of August 12, but still it’s worth keeping an eye out for early Perseids after midnight the week before. And August is a great month to learn an easy-to-spot constellation – Cygnus the swan.

0:00 Intro
0:11 Planet-watching highlights
1:56 Perseid meteors outlook
2:34 The constellation Cygnus
3:45 August Moon phases

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** Tonight’s Sky: August – Space Telescope Science InstituteTonight’s Sky

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….

** What to see in the night sky: August 2022BBC Sky at Night Magazine

What’s in the night sky tonight? Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal the stars, constellations, planets, conjunctions and deep-sky objects worth keeping an eye on in August.

** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – August 2022 – Sky & Telescope Youtube

Our monthly Sky Tour #astronomy #podcast provides an informative and entertaining 10-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Listen to the August episode to learn about the #shootingstars of the #Perseids, how to spot #Saturn, and tour the #stars of #summer.

See also

** What’s in the Night Sky August 2022 #WITNS | Perseid Meteor Shower | Supermoon Alyn Wallace

00:00 Intro
01:25 Squarespace
02:04 Northern Hemisphere Night Sky
05:58 Southern Hemisphere Night Sky
10:11 Close Approaches
10:53 Full Moon
11:22 Perseid Meteor Shower
14:53 #WITNS Winners

** Night Sky Notebook August 2022Peter Detterline

The best celestial events happening in the sky for August 2022.

** August 2022 Night Sky TourCernan Earth and Space Center – YouTube

Let’s take a look at what we can find in the night sky during the month of August 2022.

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