Astronomical Activities in August 2023

August 1: Super Sturgeon Moon. This is the first super moon of the month and  it will be slightly larger and brighter than usual.  

August 3: Close approach of the Moon and Saturn. The Moon and Saturn will appear very close together in the night sky.  

August 8: Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter. The Moon and Jupiter will also appear very close together in the night sky  

 August 12-13: Perseid Meteor Shower. This is one of the best meteor showers of the year, and it can produce up to 100 meteors per hour at its peak.

 August 27: Saturn at Opposition. This means that Saturn will be directly opposite the Sun in the sky, and it will be at its brightest and easiest to see.

August 31: Super Blue Moon. This is the second full moon of the month, and it will also be a supermoon. This is a rare event, and it will only happen again in  2037. 

I hope you enjoy watching these astronomical events in August 2023!