Lecture : 2 minutes
What will you see in the August sky? Find in the form of maps, the stars to observe at the beginning, middle and end of the night, the planets visible to the naked eye and the lunar calendar.
They represent the sky as you will be able to see it in the middle of the month. Don’t worry, they’re not upside down! Indeed, if you lie on your back, head north, the East will be on your left.
Wednesday, August 15, at 11:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 16, at 4 a.m.
The agenda of the month
Sunday August 2
Approach between the Moon and Jupiter at 3:08 a.m.
March at its perihelion at 11 a.m.
Mercury at its perihelion at 6 a.m.
Approach between the Moon and Uranus at 1:10 a.m.
Rain of shooting stars: Perseids (from August 10 to 14, maximum at night from 12 to 13)
Approach between the Moon and M 35 at 5:02 a.m.
Moon at perigee at 12:59 p.m.
Approach between the Moon and M 8 at 9:50 p.m.
Thursday September 3
Reconciliation between the Moon and Neptune at 4:53 a.m.
Moon at 8:31 p.m.
The lunar calendar
| Full moon
3 at 5:59 p.m.
| Last Quarter
11 at 6:45 p.m.
| New Moon
The 19 at 4:41
| First Quarter
25th at 7:57 p.m.
Planets visible to the naked eye