Sky this month – August 2017

List of events in sky this month – August 2017:

3 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Saturn, they are separated about 3 degrees.

7 – Full Moon.

7 – Partial lunar eclipse.

10 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Neptunr, they are separated less than half a degree.

12 – Peak of the Perseids meteor shower, with ZHR of about 100.

16 – Lunar occultation of bright star γ Tau. More info

16 – Lunar occultation of bright θ1 Tau. More info

16 – Lunar occultation of bright θ2 Tau. More info

19 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Venus, they are separated about 3 degrees.

21 – New Moon.

21 – Total Solar eclipse, not visible in Europe.

25 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Jupiter, they are separated about 3 degrees.

30 – Close conjunction between Moon and planet Saturn, they are separated about 3 degrees.