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The Night Sky in August

Nature volume 150, page 119 (25 July 1942) | Download Citation



THE moon is new on August 12d. 02h. 28m. U. T. and full on August 26d. 03h. 46m. The following conjunctions will occur during the month: Aug. 2d. 04h., Venus in conjunction with Jupiter, Venus 0-3°S. ; Aug. 6d. 09h., Saturn in conjunction with the moon, Saturn 3° N.; Aug. 9d. 05h., Jupiter in conjunction with the moon, Jupiter 4° N. ; Aug. 9d. 21h., Venus in conjunction with the moon, Venus 40N. ; Aug. 13d. 15h., Mars in conjunction with the moon, Mars 0.7° N. ; Aug. 19d. 13h., Mercury in conjunction with Mars, Mercury 0.01° S. Mercury is in conjunction with the sun on Aug. 2 and is an evening star at the end of the month. Venus is still a morning star. Mars is too near the sun for observation. Jupiter is a morning star in the constellation of Gemini. Saturn is a morning star north of Aldebaran. Occupations of stars brighter than magnitude 5 are as follows: Aug. 6d. Olh. 41.9m., 71 Tauri, R. ; Aug. 6d. Olh. 58.8m., 62 Tauri, D.; Aug. 6d. 02h. 09.8m., 01 Tauri, D. ; Aug. 6d. 02h. 44-Om., 01 Tauri, R. ; Aug. 6d. 02h. 54.9m., 02 Tauri, R. ; Aug. 30d. OOh. 49.4m., v Piscium, R.

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