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Jupiter 1.5°N of Moon (16:30 MST).
Lammas Day, cross quarter day, first wheat harvest.
Lammas Day, cross quarter day, first wheat harvest.
Aug 1 all-day
The Cross Quarter Days mark the midpoint between a solstice and equinox. For the ancient Celts, these marked the beginning of each season, with the major two divisions being winter (Samhain), starting the dark half of the year, and summer Continue reading →
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Full Moon (08:59 MST).
Full Moon (08:59 MST).
Aug 3 all-day
Full Moon (08:59 MST).
Full Moon. Rises at sunset, high in the sky around midnight. Visible all night. Moon overview on solarsystem.nasa.gov
Mars at Perihelion
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Perseids Meteor Shower.
Perseids Meteor Shower.
Aug 12 all-day
Perseids Meteor Shower.
Perseids Meteor Shower Active from July 17th to August 26th, 2020 Peak: Aug 12-13, 2020 – the Moon will be 35% illuminated. The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower as they peak on warm August nights as seen from Continue reading →
Venus at Greatest Western Elongation.
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19th Amendment to the US Constitution, 1920 (women’s suffrage).
New Moon (07:41 MST).
New Moon (07:41 MST).
Aug 18 all-day
New Moon (07:41 MST).
By the modern definition, New Moon occurs when the Moon and Sun are at the same geocentric ecliptic longitude. The part of the Moon facing us is completely in shadow then. Pictured here is the traditional New Moon, the earliest visible Continue reading →
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NGC 1232 barred Spiral in Eridanus, by Josef Pöpsel, Stefan Binnewies (www.capella-observatory.com), Germany. This majestic spiral galaxy and its companion lie about 60 million light years away in the constellation Eridanus.