Sky happenings for the month of August 2015
Note all times and dates in UTC unless otherwise specified.
|Phase||Date (UTC)||Time (UTC)|
|Last Quarter||07 August 2015||02:03|
|New||14 August 2015||14:53|
|First Quarter||22 August 2015||19:31|
|Full||29 August 2015||18:35|
Perseids - 13 August 2015
Venus in inferior conjunction - 15 August 2015
Note that this is for Calgary, Alberta on 15 August 2015 at 22:30 MDT. For this date and local time it will be similar for places in the northern hemisphere.
Saturn is now low in the southwest and for the early evening the only planet visible. The summer triangle is now high overhead where the planetary nebulae M27 - the Dumbbell Nebula (in Vulpecula) and M57 - the Ring Nebula (in Lyra) may be found. The globular clusters M56 and M71 are also in this region. The open cluster M29 can be found in Cygnus.