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August 2015
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  • When is the next Blue Moon? August 24, 2015
    The next Blue Moon will be on May 21, 2016. It's a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons between the March equinox and the June solstice of 2016.
    Deborah Byrd
  • Everything you need to know: zodiacal light or false dawn August 24, 2015
    The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
    Deborah Byrd
  • No double moon in 2015, or ever August 15, 2015
    Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size at some point in 2015? Gosh, no. What’s really amazing is the staying power of this 12-year-old hoax.
    Deborah Byrd
  • How far is Betelgeuse? August 12, 2015
    Finding star distances isn't easy. Here's how it's done, and why astronomers recently modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.
    Larry Sessions
  • Everything you need to know: Perseid meteor shower August 2, 2015
    In N. Hemisphere, August's Perseid meteor shower ranks as a favorite. You can see these meteors from S. Hemisphere, too. 2015 is a great year for this shower!
    Bruce McClure
  • August 2015 guide to the five visible planets August 2, 2015
    Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter are all close to morning or evening twilight glare in August, 2015. Meanwhile, Saturn is up from nightfall until late night.
    Bruce McClure

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  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 28 – September 5 August 28, 2015
    Daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 28 – September 5 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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