Sky this month – August 2015

Here is a list of astronomical events for given month. Location dependent events listed here are visible from central Europe.

August 2015:

8 – Occulataion of the bright α(alpha) Taurus – Aldebaran star with Moon at around 23:00UT. Exact time of the occultation depends on the location of the observer. Additional info

13 – The Perseids meteors peak with a ZHR of around 100. Maximum number of the meteors can be observed around 06:00UT to 09:00UT. The brightest meteors can be expect in the morning before the Sunrise.

13 – Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at perihelion. A morning comet visible in larger telescopes, located in the constellation Taurus shining at the magnitude of around +12.0.

14 – New Moon.

21 – Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn as they pass within 2°30′ of each other.

22 – Occulataion of the bright θ(theta) Librae star with Moon at around 20:00UT. Exact time of the occultation depends on the location of the observer. Additional info

29 – Full Moon at 18:38 UT – Supermoon, named because of its large apparent size.

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