Current Night Sky: August 2019

The Moon & Planets: 
Moon and Jupiter
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Jupiter, S
  • Saturn, SE
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Neptune, SW
  • Uranus, S
  • Mercury, E

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 currently visible.


The Perseids peak on the morning of August 13.

Phases of the Moon: 
First Quarter Moon August 7 1:31 pm EDT
Full Moon August 15 8:29 am EDT
Last Quarter Moon August 23 10:56 am EDT
New Moon August 30 6:37 am EDT

Text, graphics, and animations by John Sheff. Graphics courtesy of Starry Night(©) Pro Plus 7 / Imaginova(©) Corp. Starry Night images are used with permission from Imaginova Corp. Starry Night is a registered trademark of Imaginova Corp. Star charts generated by Starry Night Pro Plus 7 © Imaginova Corp. All rights reserved.