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August Astronomy: While Jupiter, Saturn and Portions of the Milky Way Are Out and About, Venus and Mars Are on Summer Break

Evenings this month feature the gas-giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn, and on dark moonless nights, the Milky Way. Predawn skies include the bright stars we’ll meet again on winter evenings—and a brief visit by our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury. In the evening, bright Jupiter gleams in the south to south-southwest at dusk, while Saturn […]