Monday, August 25, 2014

August 31 Moon, Saturn, Mars Conjunction

Look to the southwest after sunset on Sunday night, August 31, 2014. You'll see a triangle of Saturn, Mars, and the 35% illuminated Moon smack in the middle of the constellation Libra. They will all be about 3-4ยบ apart, so not the closest conjunction of the year, but still a nice show if you have clear skies to the west.

It should be a real treat to welcome September weather, with longer nights and the beginning of cooler evening temperatures. I love stargazing in the Fall, and I'm looking for a break to this Indiana jungle humidity that's been sitting over the state for the past week!

august 31 mars moon saturn conjunction
Moon, Saturn and Mars smack in the middle of Libra on the evening of August 31, 2014. Screenshot from Stellarium.

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