August 2013 Skywatching


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 Morning Planets:Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury (late in month)  Evening Planets:Venus & Saturn  Click the Images to see them larger

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14 hours, 26 minutes of daylight in Chicago area

Tonight Saturn and Venus are 52 degrees apart.

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New Moon

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Look for Perseid Meteors this weekend in northeastern sky after midnight.  Best meteor shower of the year.

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Perseid Meteor shower continues.

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Perseid Meteor Shower peaks in hours before sunrise.  Perhaps as many as 90 meteors per minute.

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First Quarter

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Full Moon

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Mercury– Superior Conjunction.  It is not visible.

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Last Quarter

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13 hours, 15 minutes of daylight in Chicago area

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