Saturn, Mars, Spica,and the Moon
Tue., August 21, 2012, early evening. The moon joins a close grouping of planets Saturn and Mars, and the bright star Spica.
Satellite Action on Jupiter
Wed., August 22, 2012, morning. Multiple events involving Jupiter’s moons and their shadows will take place.
Neptune at Opposition
Fri., August 24, 2012, midnight. You can find Neptune with binoculars using the two easternmost stars in Capricornus, Deneb Algiedi and Nashira.
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