** What’s Up: August 2023 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL
What are some skywatching highlights in August 2023?
Saturn reaches opposition this month, meaning it’s at its biggest and brightest for the year, and visible all night. The “shooting stars” of the annual Perseid meteors are a must-see, overnight on August 12th. And this month brings two full moons – the second of which is a “Super Blue Moon.”
0:11 Saturn at opposition
0:40 Pairings of the Moon, stars, and planets
1:05 Perseid meteor shower
2:16 Super Blue Moon
3:46 August Moon phases
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/skywatch….
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.
** What to see in the night sky: August 2023 – BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal the best things to see in the night sky this month, including Mercury and Venus, Saturn at opposition, Comet C/2020 V2 (ZTF), a perigee full Moon and the Perseid meteor shower.
** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – August 2023 – 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 and stalk a Blue #moon; peek perchance at some #Perseids; welcome #Saturn to the evening sky; and gaze at the center of the #milkyway.
- Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast: Upcoming Celestial Events – Sky & Telescope
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 28 – August 6 – Sky & Telescope
** What’s in the Night Sky August 2023 🌌 Perseid Meteor Shower | Super Blue Moon – Alyn Wallace
00:27 Super Sturgeon Moon
01:00 Super Blue Moon
01:50 Perseid Meteor Shower
05:00 Milky Way
07:18 #WITNS Winners
** Night Sky Notebook August 2023 – Peter Detterline
** See also:
- August Night Sky Guide (August 2023) | Farmers’ Almanac
- August 2023 Sky Guide: Perseids, Supermoons, and Conjunctions, Oh My! – Inverse.com
- What’s up in the night sky: August 2023 | The Planetary Society
- What to See in the Night Sky for August 2023 | TreeHugger.com
- 7 Must-See Astronomical Events in the August Night Sky (2023) – SpaceTourismGuide.com
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