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This Week's Sky at a Glance, August 5 – 13

This Week's Sky at a Glance, August 5 – 13

The Moon and Saturn come to opposition this week, showing us their full sunlit faces. Jupiter looms big late in the night, Vega attains the zenith, and we cross the midpoint of summer. The Perseid meteors get partly mooned out.

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August: Saturn & the Perseids

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August marks the return of the Perseid meteor shower — and as you’re looking out for shooting stars while listening to this month’s Sky Tour podcast, look for Saturn low in the southeast as soon as night begins to fall.

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  • Flying with Ingenuity on Mars

    Jim Bell

  • A Visit to Taurus Poniatovii

    Brian Ventrudo

  • Seeing Saturn’s Ring Spokes

    William Sheehan