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Sky Chart For The Month of August, 2021

 

ASTRONOMICAL BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2021

The Moon

     New Moon occurs on 8th at h.19–20 I.S.T 

 First Quarter occurs on 15th at h.20–50 I.S.T

     Full Moon occurs on 22nd at h.17–32 I.S.T

Last Quarter occurs on 30th at h.12–43 I.S.T

     

 


The Lunar Crescent becomes first visible after the New Moon day in the evening of 9th.

The Moon is at Apogee or farthest from the Earth on 2ndand 30th.The Moon is at Perigee or nearest to the Earth on 17th.

 

The Moon passes about 2º south of Uranuson1st, about 3½º north of Mercury on 9th, about 4½º north of Mars on10th, about 4½º north of Venus on 11th, about 3½º south of  Saturn on 21st, about 4ºsouth of Jupiter on 22nd, about 4º south of Neptune on 24th and about 1½º south of Uranus on 28th.

          

                                                                                                The Planets

Visibility of Planets:

MercuryThe planet is too close to the Sun to be visible upto14th of the month. Thereafter it becomes visible on 15th in the western sky and sets about ½ hour to 1 hour after sunset for the remaining days of the month. The planet is in Superior Conjunction with the Sun on 1st.

VenusThe planet sets about 2 hours after sunset throughout the month.

MarsThe planet sets about 1½ hours to 1 hour after sunset upto 10th of the month. Thereafter it becomes too close to the Sun to be visible for the remaining days of the month.

JupiterThe planet rises about 1 hour to ½ hour after sunset upto first quarter of the month, from about ½ hour after sunset to close to sunset time uptothird quarter of the month, being in Opposition with the Sun on 20th. Thereafter the planet sets from close to sunrise time to ½ hour before it for the remaining days of the month.

SaturnThe planet is being in Opposition with the Sun on 2nd. Thereafter the planet sets from close to sunrise time to ½ hour before it uptofirst quarter of the month, about ½ hour to 1 hour before it upto second quarter of the month, about 1hour to 1½ hours before it uptothird quarter of the month and about 1½ hours to 2 hours before it for the remaining days of the month.

UranusThe planet rises before local midnight throughout the month. It rises about ½  hour to 1½ hours before it upto second quarter of the month, about 1½ hours to 2 hours before it upto third quarter of the month and about 2 hours to 2½ hours before it for the remaining days of the month. The planet is in Quadrature with the Sun on 7th. Its motion becomes Retrograde with respect to the Earth from 20th.

NeptuneThe planet rises after sunset throughout the month. It rises about 2½ hours to 2 hours after sunset upto first quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 1½ hours after it upto second quarter of the month, about 1½ hours to 1 hour after it upto third quarter of the month and about 1 hour to ½ hour after it for the remaining days of the month.

Conjunction of Planets:

Mercury passes about 10 north of Regulus (Magha)on 11th.

Mercury passes about ½0 south of Mars on 19th.


Planets

Planets in Zodiacal Constellation

Magnitude

Mercury (Budha)

Movesfrom Cancer (Karkata) to Leo (Simhaon 9th and

moves from Leo (Simha) to Virgo (Kanya) on 26th.

–2.0 to –0.1

Venus (Sukra)

Moves from Leo (Simha) to Virgo (Kanya) on 11th.

–3.9 to –4.0

Mars (Mangala)

Remains in Leo (Simha). 

+1.8

Jupiter (Brihaspati)

Remains in Aquarius (Kumbha). 

 –2.8 to –2.9

Saturn (Sani)

Remains in Capricornus (Makara).

+0.2 to +0.3

Uranus

Remains in Aries (Mesha).

+6.0

Neptune

Remains in Aquarius (Kumbha).

+8.0



Source : : Director

Positional Astronomy Centre

India Meteorological Department

Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091.