Things are looking up for stargazers as we start edging into the darker nights of August which should (if the weather falls in our favour) provide greater opportunity to spot stars and planets. It’s also a peak month for meteor watching as the Perseids stream into our atmosphere for our annual encounter with the remnants of comet, Swift-Tuttle. Continue reading
Be sure to look up this August for one of the highlight’s of the astronomy calendar.
The constellation of Perseus, slayer of the Gorgon, Medusa.
The annual Perseids meteor shower helps make August a fabulous month for skygazing!
Here are the Moon phases in the Northern hemisphere for August 2011 and other interesting things of note in the sky. Plus NASA’s Juno mission is set to launch on a 5 year journey to Jupiter.
If you do one exciting thing this week as you live life on the edge, be sure you stay up past bedtime one night to catch the astro-extravaganza of the year – The Perseid Meteor Shower!!!
The Moon phases in the Northern hemisphere for August 2010 and other interesting things of note in the sky.