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    Default Best Night Sky Events of August 2017



    Hi all. Here is the latest list from Space.com. It provides information on several interesting observing opportunities throughout the month of August, with 20 pages of interesting pictures, maps, and information for this month. Find it here, at:
    https://www.space.com/33974-best-night-sky-events.html
    I hope this helps in your observing plans and that it is useful to you. Thanks for looking, and the best of wishes for many clear skies.
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    Default Re: Best Night Sky Events of August 2017

    Thanks for the link Marshall,

    I am hoping I will have my Obsy at a working stage in the next two weeks. Cant wait for the dark nights to get here again.

    Looking forward to the Leonids too.
    Last year my wife and I lay a blanket on the ground and have another blanket to keep us warm while we lay in our back garden looking up for the meteor shower. Around 11pm, my next door neighbours son ( 18 years old ) looked out his bedroom window with a hint of shock and OMG old fogies in blankets, I dont want to know!!! as he hurriedly closed his window and curtains We saw plenty of shooting stars and even saw what looked like a fireball. A great night.
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    Default Re: Best Night Sky Events of August 2017

    Hmmm.....Slide 5:

    Title: August 2 - Moon near Neptune

    Text: Overnight on Wednesday, August 2 the waxing gibbous moon will sit only three degrees to the upper right of yellowish planet Saturn.



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    Default Re: Best Night Sky Events of August 2017

    Thank you Marshall I really appreciate this post.
    I too am really interested in seeing those meteor showers.
    Thank you very much, and I hope you have a good day... Blessings to you my friend!
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    Thanks, now can plan my month easier, just need dark skies. Told my daughter to start her a logbook.
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    Default Re: Best Night Sky Events of August 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by KingNothing13 View Post
    Hmmm.....Slide 5:
    Title: August 2 - Moon near Neptune
    Text: Overnight on Wednesday, August 2 the waxing gibbous moon will sit only three degrees to the upper right of yellowish planet Saturn.
    Hi Brett. Yes, it is a bit of confusion. Since chief editor Geoff Gaherty's untimely death last July 7, 2016 from a liver infection, there has been a good rebuilding of this fine eMagazine's staff. It is still very, very excellent or I wouldn't keep posting it. Thanks for finding this error Brett, the best of regards, and clear skies to you.
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    Thanks for posting this. This will definitely be the core of my astronomy planning for observations over the course of the next hand full of weekend evenings.
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    Thanks a bunch, Marshall!
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    Default Re: Best Night Sky Events of August 2017

    Perseids not very favorable this year with 3/4 - 1/2 illuminated moon in the way. Still going to give it a shot
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    Thanks for posting this Marshall. I look for this at the beginning of every month, and appreciate it.
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