August 12 – Full Moon, Super Moon
The Moon will be located opposite the Sun when viewed from Earth, and the portion of the Moon facing Earth will be fully illuminated. This phase takes place at 8:36 a.m. (Vietnam time). Because it’s an easy time to catch sturgeon in the Great Lakes (Great Lakes) and other large lakes, Native American tribes in ancient America called this full moon the Full Sturgeon Moon. Moreover, people also call it by the names Green Corn Moon and Grain Moon. It is also the last Super Moon of 3 Super Moon events in 2022. The Moon will be closest to Earth and may appear brighter and larger than usual.
Super Moon and Super Small Moon. Author: Catalin Paduraru
August 12-13 – Perseid meteor shower
The Perseid meteor shower, with a frequency of up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak, is one of the most ideal showers to observe. This meteor shower comes from comet Swift-Tuttle, discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for their large number of bright meteors. Each year, this meteor shower will occur between July 17 and August 24. The night of August 12 and the morning of August 13 of this year will be when this rain will reach its peak. Unfortunately, the nearly round Moon will eclipse the tiny meteors, but the Perseid meteor shower is so bright and powerful that it remains an amazing phenomenon. It is best to observe from a dark place after midnight. Meteors tend to radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can still appear anywhere in the sky.
The Perseid meteor shower in 2021. Photo: Luo Hongyang
August 14 – Saturn in opposition
Saturn will be closest to Earth and the entire surface will be illuminated by the Sun. This is the brightest time of year for Saturn and it will be present in the sky all night. It is also an ideal opportunity to capture and observe Saturn and its moons. An average telescope will help you observe Saturn’s rings and even that planet’s brightest moons.
August 27 – New Moon
The Moon will be on the same side as the Earth and the Sun, so we won’t be able to see the Moon at all in the night sky. This is a great time to observe other faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters as they will not be affected by moonlight.
August 27 – Mercury reaches its eastern maximum ecliptic
Mercury will reach its maximum eastern equinox, up to 27.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to observe Mercury as it will be highest above the horizon in the evening. Look for this planet in the western sky after sunset!
See more astronomical calendar 2022 here: https://deepsky2000.net/quan-sat-thien-van/lich-thien-van-nam-2022/
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