There won’t be many more warm summer nights in North America before the beginning of autumn on September 1, but there will still be a number of noteworthy night sky events for astronomers to enjoy on of Super Moon.

The dog days of summer will end just before the middle of August. Sirius, sometimes known as the dog star, appears to rise and set with the sun from July 3 through August 11. Although the myth has been disproved, the term endures because some prehistoric peoples thought that the additional light from the big star increased the heat of the day.

By the end of the month, Sirius will be rising in the eastern sky slightly below the constellation Orion at the tail end of the night, just before dawn.

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About Shooting Stars

Here are the best astronomy events to keep on your calendar in August, from a “super blue moon” to a flurry of shooting stars:

The second weekend of August will see the peak of one of the best meteor showers of the year, providing the ideal opportunity to see shooting stars darting across the sky.

On the night of Saturday, August 12 into the early hours of Sunday, August 13, when the annual Perseids peak, dark, cloud-free portions of North America may view up to 100 meteors per hour.

According to the American Meteor Society, the Perseid meteor shower is the most well-known since it peaks on balmy August nights when viewed from the northern hemisphere.

The Geminid meteor shower in mid-December, which may produce up to 120 meteors per hour but frequently falls during cold and overcast wintery conditions, is the only other one that surpasses the Perseids.

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About Saturn

Without a telescope, one of the largest planets in the solar system can be seen very well in late August.

On Sunday, August 27, Saturn will approach opposition, a location in its orbit where the planet will be seen from Earth as standing completely opposite the sun. Saturn will shine brightly for the entire night because it is at its closest to the Earth at this moment.

The second-largest planet in the solar system can be observed without the use of specialized equipment, but most telescopes have sufficient magnification to show Saturn’s famed rings.

Despite the fact that opposition occurs on August 27, any clear night in the second half of August and the first few weeks of September will offer excellent views of the planet. Around dusk, Saturn will appear in the eastern sky, where it will slowly move through the night before setting in the west just before dawn.

On January 31, 2018, a super moon rises over Michmoret, Israel. The “super moon” on August 30 will look like many other full moons (super Moon) throughout the year, despite its moniker.

At the end of the month, a rare astronomical event will take place in the night sky, albeit it may appear to be many other occasions during the year.

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About Super Moon

August will see two full moons rise, the first on the first night of the month and the second on Wednesday, August 30. Both supermoons will be slightly bigger and brighter than a typical full moon, although the second will be more visible because to its moniker.

The second full moon (Super Moon) is known as a blue moon when there are two full moons in a single month. A further blue moon of this kind won’t appear until May 31, 2026, following the most recent one on October 31, 2020.

The “super blue moon” on August 30 will look like many other full moons throughout the year, despite its moniker. There are several more names for full moons in August, including Sturgeon Moon, Corn Moon, Mountain Shadow Moon, and Black Cherry Moon.


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