Mercury at greatest eastern elongation

160816-007  Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
Tuesday 16th August 2016 @ 16:19 / 4.19pm
Mercury at greatest eastern elongation and well placed for observation in the evening sky., shining brightly at mag: -1.8.

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Algol at minimum

160814-000  Visual - Algol at minium (10.18pm)
Sunday 14th August 2016
Algol at minimum @ 22:18 / 10.18pm

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Saturn’s stationary direct

160813-007 Retrograde motion of Saturn (Stationary retrograde - direct)
Saturday 13th August 2016 @ 04:54am
Saturn is stationary direct to beginning retrograde motion in constellation of Ophiuchus.

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Three objects form a lie

160812-006  Moon forms a lie with Mars & Saturn
Friday 12th August 2016 @ 22:30 / 10.30pm
Moon forms a lie with Saturn and Mars.

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Moon, Saturn & Mars

160811-005  Moon forms triangle with Mars & Saturn
Thursday 11th August 2016 @ 22:30 / 10.30pm
Mars forms a triangle with two planets – Saturn & Mars.

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Jupiter leaves retrograde zone

160807-004 Jupiter leaves retrograde zone
Sunday 7th August 2016
Jupiter leaves retrograde zone @ 01:56am in the constellation of Leo (The Lion).

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Moon near Jupiter

160805-003  Moon near Jupiter
Friday 5th August 2016 @ 21:00 / 9pm
Moon is near Jupiter in evening twilight.

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Moon & Venus

160804-002  Look out for Moon & Venus
Saturday 4th August 2016 @ 20:30 / 8.30pm
Look out for a thin crescent Moon & Venus by a binocular view.

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Neo-Clouds Season (NLC)

150801-001 Neo-Clouds
Monday 1st August 2016
Neo-Clouds Season (NLC, Noctilucent Cloud)
It comes to an end in around 15th August 2015.

Observing tips:
Look west 30 to 60 minutes after sunset when the Sun has dipped 6 degrees to 16 degrees below the horizon. If you see luminous blue-white tendrils spreading across the sky, you may have spotted a Neo-Clouds (Noctilucent cloud).

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Earthshine

1607031-015  Earthshine pre-dawn
Sunday 31st July 2016 ~ pre-dawn @ 4am
Good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waning crescent Moon.

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