Monthly Archives: August 2021

See planets this month of August 2021

This image is from EarthSky, and here is an excerpt:

From most of Earth in early August, Saturn and Jupiter ascend in the eastern half of your sky by mid-evening (midway between your local sundown and midnight). Both are bright and noticeable! This chart is via Stellarium; try it to view the orientation of the planets from your specific location on the globe. In a dark sky, notice the famous Teapot in Sagittarius, and the graceful J shape of Scorpius the Scorpion, near Saturn and Jupiter (to the right of them, on this chart).

Click the Stellarium link and view the interactive night sky. Enjoy!