5 Most Upcoming Astronomical Events In This August

Perseid Meteor Shower

Peak on August 12-13, with up to 100 meteors per hour.

Blue Moon

The second full moon of the month on August 22.

Saturn at Opposition

On August 2, Saturn will be closest to Earth, offering great views.

Venus and Mars Conjunction

On August 19, the two planets will be close together in the evening sky.

Jupiter at Opposition

On August 19, Jupiter will be at its closest and brightest for the year.