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What’s Up in August 2022 from NASA’s Skywatching Tips

Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Here’s an update from our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller:

The daily parade of four naked-eye planets in the mornings comes to an end this month. But there are still lots of great highlights, especially if you have access to binoculars. Plus, Saturn and Jupiter are returning to nighttime skies! The outlook for the Perseid meteors isn’t great due to a full moon on the peak night of August 12, but still it’s worth keeping an eye out for early Perseids after midnight the week before. And August is a great month to learn an easy-to-spot constellation – Cygnus the swan.

Phases of the moon are also included.

Credits: NASA, and Preston Dyches from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory