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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Fwd: The Night Sky This Month - August 2019
Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end of July we're gonna start another season.
--Jerry Orbach, Actor
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Another month with plenty going on in the night sky. Jupiter and Saturn are big, bright, and beautiful in a telescope, while tiny Mercury emerges above the eastern horizon before sunrise. The great Perseid meteor shower peaks mid month. August also has a couple of good occultations, plenty of stars, and a rare (if over-hyped) "black moon". Here's what's happening in the night sky this month…