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August Astronomy: The Month Offers Close Pairings of the Moon and the Brightest Planets—Plus Perseid Meteors

August’s planetary scene features giants in tandem in the evening—and four very close pairings of the moon with the three brightest planets. The Perseid meteor shower, somewhat diminished by moonlight this year, peaks in predawn on Aug. 12. Going camping? The best evenings for viewing the Milky Way from dark sites 90 minutes to three […]