August is yet another month of Jupiter and Saturn, their shining very bright in evening and perseid meteor showers.
April is fairly non-eventful, except for the annual Lyrid meteor shower and some good close encounters between the Moon and Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and at least one rocket launch.
Get your last look at Jupiter while Saturn is staying up shorter amounts of time, the annual Orionid Meteor Shower and this year moonless Halloween skies.
August, even with very short nights, will be a great month for watching the four brightest naked-eye planets at sunset, the usual close encounters, and the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.
What to look out, and up, for in August. The Perseid Meteor Shower peaking on 12/13th August
Dress warmly, gather some friends and family, and head outside to watch sand burn in the upper atmosphere. There’s nothing like a good meteor shower.
The holidays are upon us, and we have a great Geminid Meteor Shower, the winter constellations appearing, 2 or 3 morning planets, and a year-end occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon.