In the Sky This Week – August 8, 2017

5 AM Aug 8, 2017 East

Eastern morning sky - Aug 8, 2017. Credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley.

Venus is a bit lower in the eastern predawn sky, and Orion is fully visible now before sunrise. The waxing gibbous Moon, just days after full,  rises in the east with the sunset, and sets in the west with at dawn.

10 PM Aug 8, 2017 Southwest

Southwest sky after sunset - Aug. 8, 1027. Credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley.

Jupiter is low in the western sky, and visible for only a short time. Saturn is high in the southern sky after sunset, and sets about 2:00 AM.

The Perseid Meteor shower peaks the evening of August 11-12th; the Moon will be at Third-Quarter on August 14th.

11 PM Aug 8, 2017 Overhead

The sky overhead - Aug 8, 2017 11 PM. Credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley.

The Solar System - Aug 8, 2017

The Solar System - Aug 8, 2017. NASA Eyes on the Solar System / Bob Trembley.

Apps used for this post:

Stellarium: a free open source planetarium app for PC/MAC/Linux.
NASA Eyes on the Solar System: an immersive 3D solar system and space mission app - free for the PC /MAC.

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