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August 2016
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  • Photos and video of Venus and Jupiter! August 28, 2016
    August 27, 2016 was the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Sky's 2 brightest planets. Closest conjunction of any 2 planets in 2016.
    Deborah Byrd
  • Mars and Saturn put on a show August 24, 2016
    See Mars, Saturn and the star Antares in a line on our sky's dome. Photos here from the EarthSky community. Thanks to all who posted!
    Deborah Byrd
  • No double moon in 2016, or ever August 23, 2016
    We thought we might get through this summer without the dumb hoax about Mars as big as a full moon rearing its head. But, no.
    Deborah Byrd
  • Best places to watch 2017 eclipse August 22, 2016
    Where's the best place to see the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Here are 10 great viewing spots to gaze upon nature’s grandest spectacle, weather permitting.
    EarthSky Voices
  • Dates of lunar and solar eclipses in 2016 August 20, 2016
    The next eclipse is an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016.
    Bruce McClure
  • How many eclipses in 1 calendar year? August 20, 2016
    Every calendar year has at least 4, but 5, 6 or even 7 eclipses are also possible. Why don't we see them all?
    Bruce McClure

RSS Sky & Telescope > This Week’s Sky

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 26 – September 3 August 26, 2016
    Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 26 – September 3 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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