Before the usual info, I thought I would mention the Starlink satellites. They are worth looking out for. You can download an app (Apple or Android) to find out when and where they will appear. My neighbour and I saw about 14 or 15 all crossing the sky over a period of eight minutes last week. Rather impressive. [2nd May 2020]
Here is stargazing info for August 2021.
Good month for the planets and look out for the Perseids meteor shower too
Venus - low in the West after Sunset. Is in Virgo. Very bright. Sets around 930pm
Mars - low on the horizon to the right of Venus. Is in Leo moving towards Virgo. Sets around 9pm.
Mercury - also low on the horizon to the right of Venus. Sets around 9pm.
Saturn - in the South East. In the middle of Capricornus. Visible all night. Closest on 2nd August. Use a telescope to see it's rings and moons.
Jupiter - in the south east. Bordering Aquarius and Capricornus. Visible all night. Closest on 20th August. Use binoculars to see it's moons.
Neptune - rises about 9pm. Lies on the other side of Aquarius.
Uranus - rises around 11pm. In Aries.
Perseids meteor shower - From 16/7 to 23/8. In the North East. stay up until after midnight on 12/8 for the peak. No moonlight to spoil the view so conditions favourable. Will be around 100 meteors ph. May be some fireballs too!
Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.
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