Planets this August

This month, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Saturn will be visible in the west during evening twilight.

Mercury will reach its greatest elongation on August 7 therefore it is best observed during the first two weeks of August when it’s very low in the west-southwest horizon.

On August 20, Venus will reach its greatest elongation and increase in magnitude (-4.6) by the end of the month.

Also at midnight, Jupiter and Uranus is visible in the southeast and Neptune in the southwest. Jupiter and Uranus are in the southwest in the morning.

Planetary Grouping of Venus, Mercury, Mars, and Saturn with thin crescent moon will happen on August 13 at 7:00 pm.

Let’s still hope for clear skies!

Source: PAGASA

~ by Stella's Gaze on August 2, 2010.

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