By Heather Durham | July 30, 2020
Most Jupiter-sized planets orbit the mother star in a highly elliptical orbit. This means they will often cross the orbit of any Earth-like planet and fling it into outer space, making life impossible. But our Jupiter travels in a near-perfect circular orbit preventing a collision with any Earth-like planet, making life possible. – Michio Kaku
August 1. The Moon and Jupiter will rise and appear to travel close to one another.
August 2. The Moon and Saturn will rise and appear to travel close to one another.
August 3. Today, there will be a full Moon.
August 9. The moon and Mars will rise and appear travel close to each other.
August 11. This date, we will have the last quarter of the Moon.
August 12. This will be the best day for viewing the Perseid meteor shower. Venus will be shining brightly.
August 13. Venus will be far away from the sun allowing it to shine brightly in the sky.
August 15. The Moon and Venus will rise and appear to travel close to each other.
August 17. The k-Cygnid meteor shower will be prolific.
August 25. The Moon will be at first quarter.
August 28. The Moon and Jupiter will rise and appear to travel close to each other.
August 29. The Moon and Saturn will rise and appear to travel close to each other.
August 31. The Aurigid meteor shower will put on a display.
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Wikipedia. (2020, April 22). Aurigids. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurigids
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Wikipedia. (2020, July 1). Perseids. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids